Things you may not know about International Workers' Day

Labour Day 2018: When is it? Why is it associated with May Day?
What Is May Day? History, Meaning and Facts About International Workers' Day
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02 May, 2018

The Labour Day annually celebrates the achievements of the workers. It was the Labour Kisan Party who had organised the May Day celebrations in Chennai (then Madras).

Generally, on labour Day, public speeches are delivered by leaders of various political parties.

As well as being associated with the workers' movement, May Day also has historical significance dating back to Gaelic and Roman times, specifically the holidays of Beltane and Floralia, which were held on, or just before, May 1 to celebrate the coming of summer and the Spring Equinox.

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has extended wishes for happiness, peace, prosperity and insurance of labor rights to all the Nepali workers spread around the globe on the occasion of the International Workers' Day or May Day.

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While history remembers 1904 as the first leap year of the 19th century, what most might not recall is the effect of the happenings of that year in our lives, even to this day and age. It is considered as a holiday in many countries and in India, it is known as Antarrashtriya Shramik Diwas or Kamgar Din. However, this day was also celebrated as Madaras day. It's the day when workers get together and showcase their strength which indicates how effectively they can struggle to bring in positive reforms for the working class of the society.

Meanwhile, it is also important for working class Indian citizens to be aware of the laws and acts that regulate the service sector in the country. Out of this 33.69 crore were rural workers and 13.72 crores were urban workers.

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Both socialism and the creation of a new era can only be achieved through hard work, he said, expressing expectations for the model workers to make new achievements and inspire others by demonstrating their passion, motivation and persistence. "It gives us a chance to show gratitude for workers' grit, dedication, ingenuity and strength, which define our nation's character".


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