International Workers' Day 2018: Facts, Quotes To Celebrate May Day

Posted May 02, 2018

Labour's Day 2018: International Worker's Day commonly known as Labour's Day which falls on first of May is celebrated as May Day all over the world.

On 1 May 1886, there was a general strike for the eight-hour workday by labours.

Taking the May Day as a festival, workers celebrate this day with several programmes to pile pressure on the government and employers to have their rights guaranteed.

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The annual workers' holiday has traditionally been a place for confrontation between protesters and police but in recent years the authorities have left nothing to chance by entirely barring access to key protest areas.

Why is Labour Day associated with May Day?

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May Day, an annual US celebration and worldwide holiday that's spurred both rallies and riots, is expected to draw hundreds to the streets of cities and towns Tuesday to honor the working class and advocate for the rights of immigrant workers.

Labour is just not a person who work in the factories or at construction sites but also every individual who works in MNC and seats in front of the computer.

The labour wings of political parties and trade bodies have chalked out special programmes to highlight the importance of the day and rights of the labourers. The police responded by firing on the workers. The day has often seen protests by various socialist and communist groups, and is an important holiday in communist countries like China, North Korea, Cuba and the former Soviet Union countries. In India, Labour Day was officially celebrated on May 1, 1923, in Chennai after being initiated by the Labour Kisan Party of Hindustan.

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Aside from labour protests, May Day is linked with spring and a time of renewal. Its leader, Comrade Singaravelar, held two meetings to mark the occasion, one at Triplicane beach and the other on the beach opposite the Madras High Court.