International workers’ day history
May Day is celebrated every year on 1 May across the world. The day commemorates the labor movement, which advocated for better working conditions and workers’ rights. The day also serves as a day to recognize the contribution of workers to our society and to celebrate the arrival of spring. This day is also called International Labor Day.
May Day is believed to have originated in the 19th century when workers had to work long hours for low pay. At that time the workers started a movement for their rights and which gradually spread from the United States to Europe.
The establishment of this day is also related to the Haymarket case. On May 1, 1886, workers in Chicago went on strike and demanded an eight-hour working day. The strike turned violent and some people died due to bomb blasts in the rally. Some workers were arrested and four were killed for inciting this violence, this incident intensified the labor movement.
In 1889, the International Socialist Conference in Paris declared May 1 as International Workers’ Day to promote rights to honor the Haymarket martyrs. Since then this day is celebrated as May Day all over the world. Some labor organizations still celebrate May Day to promote and raise awareness of workers’ rights and social justice issues.
May Day in India was started by the Labor Kisan Party of Hindustan on 1 May 1923 in Chennai. The day was organized to remember the Haymarket Case incident in Chicago in 1886.
May Day Celebration
The significance of May Day varies from country to country. In some countries it is a public holiday. In some countries, May Day is a day to celebrate the summer season.
The significance of May Day is also linked to the traditional custom of May baskets, in which people leave baskets filled with flowers or treats at the doorsteps of friends, relatives or those they care about. This custom has almost disappeared today, but some people still remember this tradition.
The famous May Day parade is held in Minnesota every year since 1975 to the present day in the US. The parade includes floats, music, performances, etc. that celebrate workers’ rights and May Day. Thousands of people reach this parade every year.
May Day commemorates those who fought for rights and social justice. Workers around the world celebrate this day in different ways on May Day, this day is an important day of awareness and celebration for rights.
International Workers’ Day is celebrated around the world in different ways, such as marches and demonstrations, festivals and concerts, Labor Day sales, Maypole dancing, workers’ picnics, etc.
May Day is celebrated in many countries around the world, including:
14. United Kingdom
Etc… Apart from this, this day is also celebrated in many other countries.
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