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International Labour Day 2022: History, significance and more
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It is celebrated for the contribution and sacrifice of workers to and for society.

Labour Day or International Workers' Day is observed each year on May 1 to celebrate the achievements of the working class. The day, also called May Day, isalso observed as a public holiday in many countries. It came into prominence inIndia in 1923.

The day that is devoted entirely to the labour class. It is celebrated on differentdays in many countries. But, most countries, observed it on May 1.

1. International Labour Day: History

In Us, a union of workers had announced a general strike in 1886 for an 8-hourworkday instead of a 16-hour workday. To control the crowd, the policemenstarted shelling and many workers were killed and a few were injured.

An overseas movement started after this incident and it wasn't until 1916 thatthe United

2. Significance

May Day celebrates the contribution and sacrifice of workers to and for society.May Day is synonymous with workers' struggles and subsequent empowermentin the late 19th century.

The day's importance dates back to the times when workers in the United Statesstarted protesting against draconian labour laws, workers'rights violations,poor working conditions,and dreadful work hours.

3. Holiday

Like in most countries, on May Day, public and government offices, schools, andcolleges remain closed.

Pekybio take this opportunity to thank you all who work forour nation. Happy Workers Day.