Labor Day also called as May Day is an annual holiday which is celebrated in honour of workers and workers union. In India labour Day is also called as Antarrashtriya Shramik Diwas or Kamgar Din. It is also referred as International Workers’ Day or just Worker’s Day.
Why May 1 is Labor Day?
May 1 was chosen to be International Workers’ Day to commemorate the 1886 Haymarket affair in Chicago. May 1 is marked as International Labour Day and is also called as May day. The day is dedicated to labourers and the working class. Labour Day is an annual public holiday in many countries.
What is Haymarket affair?
Haymarket affair is an incident in history which occurred on May 4, 1886, when a labor protest rally near Chicago’s Haymarket Square turned into a riot because someone threw a bomb at police.
This resulted in violence in which it is said that 8 people died. Despite a lack of evidence against them, eight labor activists were convicted in connection with the bombing. The Haymarket Riot was viewed as a setback for the organized labor movement in US. The demonstration which started as peaceful one, was fighting for rights like the eight-hour workday.
May day is celebrated to commemorate this event in history.
Who invented Labor Day?
It is said that, Peter J. McGuire, a carpenter and labor union leader, was the one who came up with the idea for Labor Day. He was of the view that workers should be honored with their own day. He proposed his idea to New York’s Central Labor Union early in 1882.
The day May 1 was later choosen as the day when International Workers day is to be celebrated!
Why do we celebrate Labour day in India?
In India as well, May 1 is celebrated and is a public holiday. The holiday is tied to labour movements in India and all communist and socialist political parties celebrate it with much enthusiasm… In India Labour Day was first celebrated on 1st May 9123 by Labour Kisan Party of Hindustan. The party leader Singaravelu Chettiar lead the celebrations and the event was celebrated at 2 different places in Chennai. One celebration was held at the beach opposite to the Madras High Court and the other one was held at the Triplicane beach.
Which other countries celebrate Labor Day May 1st?
May 1 is also a national holiday in the Russia and other asian countries such as China, Thailand, and Vietnam, India etc. The Labor Day holiday, or Labour Day, is celebrated in the United States and countries such as Australia and Canada at different times of the year
Dates on which countries have Labor day?
|Belarus (May 1)||Denmark (May 1)||Venezuela (May 1)|
|Barbados (May 1)||Czech republic (May 1)||Martinique (May 1)|
|El salvador (May 1)||Jordan (May 1)||Brazil (May 1)|
|Trinidad and tobago (Jun 19)||Jersey (May 1)||Chile (May 1)|
|Belize (May 1)||St. barts (May 1)||Haiti (May 1)|
|Curacao (May 1)||Vanuatu (May 1)||Paraguay (May 1)|
|Ukraine (May 1, May 2)||Iraq (May 1)||Us virgin islands (Sep 7)|
|Peru (May 1)||Portugal (May 1)||Bolivia (May 1)|
|Norway (May 1)||Australia||Malaysia (May 1)|
|Mexico (May 1)||United states (Sep 7)||Laos (May 1)|
|Croatia (May 1)||Central african republic (May 1)||Taiwan (May 1)|
|Argentina (May 1)||Dominica (May 1)||Mauritius (May 1)|
|Saint martin (May 1)||Puerto rico (Sep 7)||Tajikistan (May 1)|
|Uruguay (May 1)||Honduras (May 1)||Singapore (May 1)|
|Macau (May 1)||Egypt (May 1)||Russia (May 1)|
|Mayotte (May 1)||Ecuador (May 1)||Luxembourg (May 1)|
|Maldives (May 1)||Italy (May 1)||Madagascar (May 1)|
|Dominican republic (May 1)||Estonia (May 1)||Austria (May 1)|
|Guyana (May 1)||Saint lucia (May 1)||Vietnam (May 1)|
|Burundi (May 1)||Ethiopia (May 1)||Poland (May 1)|
|Costa rica (May 1)||Guatemala (May 1)||Bosnia and herzegovina (May 1, May 2)|
|Philippines (May 1)||Antigua and barbuda (May 4)||Bulgaria (May 1)|
|Greece (May 1)||Nicaragua (May 1)||Hungary (May 1)|
|Panama (May 1)||Colombia (May 1)||Romania (May 1)|
|Sint maarten (May 1)||Canada (Sep 7)||Seychelles (May 1)|
|Myanmar (May 1)||Anguilla (May 1)||Tunisia (May 1)|
|Bermuda (Sep 7)||East timor (May 1)||Spain (May 1)|
|South korea (May 1)||Hong kong (May 1)||Slovakia (May 1)|
|Cambodia (May 1)||New zealand (Oct 26)||Iceland (May 1)|
|Belgium (May 1)||China (May 1)||Lithuania (May 1)|
In the late 19th century, May Day or the labor day was chosen as the date for International Workers’ Day to commemorate the Haymarket affair in Chicago. This day is to celebrated the values, hard work and support the workers give to our society!
Once again our greeting to our readers in this Labor Day / May day.
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