In the run-up to the holiday, socialist competitions were announced among partisans and villagers. One of such competitions in Bialystok Oblast resulted in derailing 47 enemy echelons heading for the frontline. Socialist competitions were featured in May Day partisan leaflets, newspaper and handwritten journals.
"We, partisans, are facing quite ambitious tasks in this great war for liberation. We need to increase the scale of the May Day competition. To this end, it is necessary to conclude socialist agreements between platoons, divisions and individual fighters. We need to improve combat readiness and to raise political awareness of the division in general".
Excerpt from the article "Let's join the pre-May-Day socialist competition", For Motherland handwritten journal, Issue No. 5, Communist Party and Komsomol division, HQ company, Stalin Regiment No. 208