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Today marks the International Workers’ Day also known as Labour Day. On the occasion of Labour Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi saluted the workers for playing the big role in India’s progress. "Today, on Labour Day we salute the determination & hardwork of countless workers who play a big role in India's progress. Shrameva Jayate!," Modi tweeted. Here are some of the most important things you need to know about Labour Day is also known as May Day.
What is International Workers' Day?
On May 1 each year, people across the world take to the streets to commemorate International Workers' Day. Also known as May Day, it is an official holiday in dozens of countries to highlight the rights of labourers and the working class all across the globe. It started in the late 19th century by socialists, communists and trade
When Labour Day Started in India
The first Labour Day, or May Day, was celebrated in 1923 in Chennai. Since then, the day is celebrated at various places in India. Organisations and trade unions arrange seminars to highlight the role of labourers. The main goal of this day is to celebrate the true spirit of the working class.
Most Memorable International Workers' Day protests
May Day is marked with protests, celebrations, strikes and commemorations around the world. Last year in 2016, May Day marches and protests were held in several countries across the world.
Female workers parade in New York City in 1936
May Day celebrates and honours workers
Protesters march in Seattle
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