International Workers’ Day 2019 or Labour Day History: Date & Significance of the May Day Dedicated to Working Class
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The International Worker’s Day, also known as Labour Day or May Day is dedicated to labourers, working class and is a public holiday in many countries. Labour Day has its origin from the labour union movement in the 19th century in the United States when the industrialists and businessman used to exploit the labour class and made them work for 15 hours a day. The workers and labourers rose against this exploitation and demanded proper wages, paid leaves, and other necessary benefits.

This labourers movement in the late 19th-century dented the biggest blow to the cycle of exploitation and made eight-hour work, eight hours for recreation and eight hours for rest a reality. The theme of Labour Day 2019 is "Uniting Workers for Social and Economic Advancement." While Labour Day is celebrated as a festival, every country has a different story associated with it, the main reason for this is the unfair treatment of the labour class. Labour Day 2019 Wishes: Best Quotes, WhatsApp Messages, GIF Greetings to Commemorate Struggle, Dedication and Commitment of The Proletariat Class.

The importance of Labour Day belongs to the 19th century. Also, there are instances in the history that indicates that Worker's Day was first proposed in the 1880s but some experts say 1882 while some claim it was in 1887, 1889 and 1894. International Workers' Day 2019: The Proletariat Festival Commemorating Struggle to Achieve 8-Hour Working Day.

Another incident indicates that 1st May was chosen as International Workers’ Day to celebrate the 1886 Haymarket Affair in United States' Chicago. The event was about around 400,000 workers protesting calmly for an eight-hour a day shift, after which it took a violent turn. Several workers died, and many others were injured in the violence that took place during and after the protest.

This day is celebrated in many forms in different parts of the world. While in some parts it is celebrated as Labour Day, in others it is celebrated as International Workers day and even May Day in many European countries.

Meanwhile, this day has many names some call it as Labour Day, while others celebrate it as International Worker's day and even May Day in European countries. No matter what the name is called, the idea behind Labour Day is to celebrate the hard work of the working class.