IMPORTANT DAYS: History & Significance of International Labour Day

 "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life." — Confucious.

International Labour Day

International Labour Day is celebrated every year on 1 May to commemorate the struggles and sacrifices of the workers' and labours' movement. It is also known as May Day. It also helps the labour class understand their rights and fight for equality in the workspace.

What prompted the beginning of this day's celebration?

The tradition of Labour Day dates back to 19th century America. On May 1st, 1886 workers in Chicago organized a strike to demand an eight-hour workday. Workers across the US came together to demand their rights and to fight for better working conditions.