The day, dedicated to workers and labourers across the world, is also called the International Day of Workers or International Labour Day or May Day. This day is observed across the globe. International Labour Day is observed every year on May 1 to mark the achievements of the workers, to spread awareness about exploitation and encourages them to be aware of their rights.
Labour Day or May Day honours the hard work of people across the world and celebrates their achievements. Labour Day has its origins in the labour union movement in the United States in the 19th Century. May 1 in Europe, has historically always been linked with rural traditional farmers’ festivals but later on May Day became associated with the modern labour movement. In India, Labour Day was observed in the year 1923, in Chennai. This day was observed by the Labour Kisan Party of Hindustan. On this day, the communist leader Malayapuram Singaravelu Chettiar also asked the government that this day should be considered as a national holiday to symbolise the efforts and work of the workers. This day is also known as Kamgar Divas, Kamgar Din and Antrarashtriya Shramik Divas in India. The theme of 2021 has not been announced yet, however, it will be announced soon. On this day, protest, strikes and marches take place. However, this time the celebration will look a little different owing to the current situation of the coronavirus induced pandemic.