The International Labor Day is celebrated on May 1 all over the world. This day is dedicated to laborers around the world. It is also known as International Day of Workers in many countries of the world. In many countries, National Holiday is also held on this day. Let us know that the International Labor Organization, a special organization of the United Nations, works for the labor standards all over the world.
Talking about the history of Labor Day, it is a symbol of respect for workers all over the world. The labor union movement took place in the United States in the 19th century. Its history is associated with the same movement. It is an interesting fact that in America and Canada, Labor is celebrated on the first Monday in September. According to historians, in 1889, socialist groups and trade unions in America decided together that May 1 would be the day of workers.
Riot erupted in Chicago market in 1886
In fact, three years before that, in 1886, a riot broke out in Chicago’s Haymarket. It is said about this riot that the workers’ unions that were protesting from that day were passing by. During this time someone threw a bomb on the police, after which this riot broke out. At least eight people died in this incident. The administration blamed eight hardline Labor activists, despite no concrete evidence.
Concept of 8 hours of work came in 1889
According to historians, the idea of eight hours of work a day came only in 1889 and the decision was taken in memory of Hay86 Riots of 1886. These events clearly show that on Labor Day, the rights of workers are remembered all over the world. This is also the importance of this day.