History of Labor Day

Every event that we celebrate has some interesting history behind it. Being directly related to the important humans around us who work day and night and play their role for the wealth, betterment, and empowerment of the society, history of Labor Day is quite interesting as well. Though we cannot deny that laborer is the less paid profession in the world and we have to admit that they are not paid how they should be. Also, there are many countries in the world and this constitutes most of the world’s population, they do not acknowledge or pay important to the labor and this is a matter of huge concern. However, after the efforts made my some good people on this earth, World Labor Day is an annual event which is celebrated May 1st of every year on which we acknowledge the efforts and hard work done by them.

Interesting History of International Labor Day.

The history of the Labor Day dates back to May 1, 1886. On this day, labor unions in the United States of America decided to go on a strike with the demand that workers should not be allowed to work more than 8 hours a day. This strike was followed by a bomb blast in Chicago’s Haymarket Square on the 4th of May. This led to the death of several people and police officers. In addition, more than 100 people were injured in the blast. Although the protests in the U.S. didn’t lead to any immediate result, yet it helped establish the 8-hour work day norm in India and other countries in the world. Since then, the Labor Day is observed as the day for parades and demonstrations all around the globe. And this is how it became an annual event.

Why do we celebrate World Labor Day?

There is always a mission, an idea, and a goal behind every event we celebrate through the year. When we celebrate this event called World Labor Day on May 1st, what exactly runs through your mind? We will now try to understand the real motive behind celebrating this event so that it should not pass away just another holiday but a day, where we actually achieve something.

For a lot of people, Labor Day means two things: a day off and the end of summer. But why is it called Labor Day? Labor Day is a day set aside to pay tribute to working men and women. It has been celebrated as a national holiday in the United States and Canada since 1894. Labor unions themselves celebrated the first labor days in the United States, although there’s some speculation as to exactly who came up with the idea. Most historians credit Peter McGuire, general secretary of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners and a cofounder of the American Federation of Labor, with the original idea of a day for workers to show their solidarity.

So, this was the actual history of this important day and I guess I have clarified that why do we exactly celebrate this day? To get more news and updates on different events throughout the year, keep visiting our website.

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