May 1, Labor Day : Why it is Celebrated

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International Worker’s Day: In the whole world, Labor Day is celebrated on May 1. This day is celebrated in the honor of working people. It was started in India by Labor Kisan Party of Hindustan on 1 May 1923 in Chennai (Madras). At the same time, Labor day internationally began to be celebrated on 1 May 1886. The purpose was to reduce the working hours of the laborers. Actually, ten to 15 hours of work were done by the laborers at that time. After several hours of strike and death of many associations in America, hours of work were done for 8 hours. The universal significance is that, across the world, the eight-hour day is considered the fairest working hours in a day for people in any industry. It is celebrated as Antarrashtriya Shramik Diwas and is also known as Kamgar Din in Hindi, Kamgar Divas in Marathi and Uzhaipalar Dhinam in Tamil.

Seema Jain

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