International Labour Day 2017 observed globally

Tuesday 2nd of May 2017

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1 May: International Labour DayInternational Labour Day 2017 was celebrated around the world on 1 May 2017. A single day is also called International Worker's Day and May Day.The day is celebrated by the significant classes and is also promoted because of the international labour movement, socialists and communists.

Why 1 May is observed as International Labour Day?• The International Labour Day is celebrated to commemorate the happenings of 4 May 1886, the Haymarket affair (Haymarket Massacre) during the Chicago. • It became a special day as workers were on the general strike for a eight-hour workday and police used to do their job of dispersing the general public with the crowd. Suddenly, a bomb was thrown about the crowd after which police started firing about the workers and four demonstrators were killed. • It was subsequently from the sacrifice of the workers that eight-hours was declared when the legal time for ones workers during the National Convention at Chicago in 1884 because of the American Federation of Labor.• To commemorate this event, the Second International, a pan-national organization of socialist and communist political parties, marked 1 May when the International Labour Day in 1891.

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