May Day in Berlin is actually celebrated on May Day, not on the first Monday of May as it is in the UK, but if it falls on a weekday we still get a day off work. Although in Berlin May Day is not always the most celebratory of days with violent traditions of mini riots prominent within the city on this day.
However, we were luckily enough to avoid any of the demonstrations in the city and instead chose to spend our day off of work in Treptower Park, a large recreational park located on the bank of the River Spree. This park takes you away from the city and allows you to relax and watch the world go by, we even did a spot of feeding the birds after spotting this nest on the bank of the river.
The rest of the day was spent here and we enjoyed laying in the sun and had a picnic and played card games with our friends. We were lucky that the day was really hot, my favourite denim shorts had their first outing this summer, and there was a wonderful little market open within the park so we could enjoy an ice cream at the end of the day.
I hope that this lovely spring is a reflection of the summer we will have here in Berlin so we can enjoy more of the city and get a tan obviously!