World Labour Day –The Left-Wing Moments
World Labour Day is synonymous with International Worker’s Day in many countries observed on 1st May every year. It is the national holiday in more than 80 countries. This day is celebrated as huge event to mark the importance of workers. It is celebrated to honour the sacrifices and contributions made by the working class. It has historic significance and is also day for protesting politics. This festival is declared public holidays but some of the companies do celebrate this festival on large platform to mark the importance of labour working in the company.
Origin of World Labour Day
In many countries, including India, this festival is celebrated on the 1st May of every year. The origin of the festivals starts with the US labour group in the late 19th century. It was first celebrates in the year 1886. In the late 19th century, the workers of US went on strike. They demanded to allot a standard eight working hours. On this day, there was bloodshed in the Haysmarket Share, Chicago for the strike. Many people die and injured when bomb was thrown by the revolutionist at the place. Including several police officers and workers lost their lives on this day. The protestors did not received quick response from the demand, but eventually it proved to be the effective protest. It becomes mandatory for the workers to work only for 8 hours a day. This further becomes mandatory in all countries. Hence, this day was chosen to commemorate the achievements. Workers believed that the loss of other workers and sacrifices didn’t get wasted. Finally it paid and hence, a working standard of 8 hours was allotted in every company.
Celebrations on World Labour Day
The celebrations are with great zeal and enthusiasm. Almost in every country, 1st May is celebrated as the World Labour Day. On this day, various labour programs are been held to commemorate the achievements. The day is specially chosen as day for parades, speeches and demonstrations to mark the importance of the event. There are many labour organizations all across the world who conducts competitions for the children who belong to Labour classes. Apart from this various processions are carried out on this day to make it memorable.
The World Labour Day is an important event and one of the popular International festivals. In recent years, this festival has taken a new turn by introducing various programs to educate the importance of Worker’s day.
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