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Labour Day 2021

  • India: 1 May 2021
  • USA: 6 September 2021

International Labour Day also known as International Worker's Day is an official public holiday celebrated all over the world in various countries as an important international day. In more than 80 countries of the world Labour Day is observed on May 1 every year to pay tribute to the contribution of workers across the world. 

Labour Day has different origin stories in different countries and it is also observed on different dates like in USA labor day is observed on the first Monday in September. However, the common theme of labour day in all countries is the labour class taking a stand against the exploitation they were subjected to.

Labour Day (Labor Day in the United States) is observed to celebrate the achievements of workers. The day has its origins in the labour union movement specifically the eight-hour day movement that advocated eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest.

History of Labour Day: India

Labour Day in India: 1 May every year

The first Labour Day was celebrated in Madras (present Chennai) on May 1, 1923 by the Labour Kisan Party of Hindustan . It was also the first time when the Red Flag which symbolises Labour Day was used in India. Labour day is linked to labour movements for communist and socialist political parties.

Labor Day USA

Labor Day USA: First Monday of September

Labor Day is a federal holiday in the United States. This day is celebrated on the first Monday in September to honor and recognize the American labor movement. This day also marks the the works and contributions of laborers to the development and achievements of the United States.

Beginning in the late 19th century when the trade union and labor movements grew, leaders of trade unions proposed that a day be set aside to celebrate labor. Then "Labor Day" was promoted by the Central Labor Union and the Knights of Labor. They organized the first parade in New York City. Oregon was the first state of the United States to make it an official public holiday in the year 1887. In 1894 it became an official federal holiday and thirty states in the United States officially celebrated Labor Day. Labour Day in Canada is also celebrated on the first Monday of September. 

More than 80 countries of the world celebrate Labour Day or International Workers' Day on May 1 every year which is the ancient European holiday of May Day. May 1 or May Day was chosen by the Second International of socialist and communist parties to commemorate the Haymarket affair that was occurred in Chicago on May 4, 1886.

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Important Question and facts about Labour Day

Q. International Labour Day 2021 is celebrated on which day?

Ans: International Labour Day is observed on May 1 every year in more than 80 countries of the world.

Q. Labor Day in USA celebrated on which day?

Ans: In USA labor day is observed on the first Monday in September every year.

Q. What is labor day sale?

Ans: Labor Day has become an important weekend for discounts and allowances by many retailers in the United States to take advantage of large numbers of potential customers with time to shop, especially for back-to-school sales.

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