Sunday, 30 April 2017

May Day: Why and How it is Celebrated?

International Labor Day (May Day)
Official Name: International Labor Day

International Labor Day is also known as International Labor Day and May Day, which is celebrated internationally for the promotion of the International Labor Association. It is celebrated all over the world on 1st May, which has been declared as a traditional summer holiday in Europe.
It has also been declared as a national holiday in almost 80 countries of the world, whereas in many countries it is celebrated unofficially. This is the US and Canada, it is celebrated as the annual holiday to commemorate the great achievements of the workers working in different fields on the first Monday of September month (Labor Day).

International Labor Day 2017

International Workers' Day 2017 (Socialist and Labor Union) by the people of the whole world will be celebrated on May 1, Monday.

History and Origins of International Labor Day

International Labor Day is a big celebration of the world class and it is celebrated on May 4, 1886, to remember the hairmarket incident in Chicago (hairmarket massacre). It was a big event of that year when the workers were on a general strike for their eight-hour workday and the police was doing their job to disperse the crowd to the common people. Suddenly, a bomb was thrown over the crowd by an unidentified person and the police started firing, in which four demonstrators were killed.

Here is the real statement about the program: "Trustworthy witnesses have said that all the guns have shone from the middle of the road, where the police were standing, and there was no one from the crowd. In addition, reports of the initial paper is not described any talk of firing by the civilians. At the scene a pole pillar was filled with bullets, all coming from the direction of the police. "
It was decided on the anniversary of the day of May Day in the meeting of the Paris (1889) through a proposal by Raymond Levigne that it was necessary to celebrate the anniversary of the revolt of the Shiqing rebellion and require an international demonstration. In the year 1891, to commemorate the annual event, the second international Congress received official approval on May Day.

However, in the May Day riot in 1894 and again in 1904, the following statement was given at the International Socialist Conference of Amsterdam: "For the establishment of an eight-hour-day legal establishment, on May 1st, all the Social Democratic Party Organization and trade unions, for the graded demand of the working class, and for global peace, and to prevent the work on May 1. Binding up the trade unions wife countries, it has been announced. "

Why is May Day celebrated?

International Labor Day or May Day is celebrated to end the struggle for promotion of an eight-hour car-day requirement. In the past, the working conditions of the workers were very painful and there was also a working day of 10 to 16 hours in the unsafe situation. During the 1860s, deaths, injuries and other horrific situations were very common for workers, and the people working during the whole working day were very unhappy until the eight-hour workday was declared.

In many industries, there was a need to raise voice for the safety of people of the working group by decreasing the working hours of the working class people (men, women and children), decreasing their working hours in the industries. After a lot of efforts by the workers and the socialists, in the 1884 national congressional work of the workers at the National Convention of Shikogo, eight hours were declared as legal time for the workers.
During Heymarket massacre, a lot of people sacrificed their lives, which took place during the workers' strike in Chicago. In order to promote the social and economic achievements of the working group people, the May Day is celebrated to recall the occurrence of Heymarket Massacre.

How International Labor Day is celebrated

In order to celebrate the achievements of the workers, international labor day is celebrated annually as an official holiday throughout the world. People celebrate May Day or Labor Day happily by managing big party and various programs and decorating the banner of colors and flags.

In order to increase social awareness about Labor Day, various newspapers and messages are spread through TV channels and radio channels, while congratulating the workers' day among the people. To celebrate this day, there  are also held a variety of programs by the International Labor Organization. The theme of the Labor Day party festival is any cartoon character, western culture show, sports, TV show, movie, leisure activities, fun-filled fun activities etc. Other Workers' Day activities include class puzzles, word change puzzles, word search puzzles, code cracker puzzles, word giddy puzzles, words match puzzle, etc.


The festival is celebrated by labor unions across maintains a historical importance in the world and all over the world. Various types of Working Group under the safety management to prevent violence demonstration, speech, rebellion procession.
                                                  ----Sonal

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