International Labour Day 2023: When did the celebration of labour Day start in India? Learn the history and this year's theme


Posted on 1st May 2023 11:28 am by rohit kumar

International labour Day 2023: labour Day is celebrated every year worldwide to honor labourers and workers. This day dedicated to the labourers is May 1. labour Day is also known as labour Day, labour Day, or May Day. Along with the honor of the workers, this day is also celebrated to raise voice for the rights of the workers, so that the position of the workers can be strengthened in the society. labourers play an important role in the development of any country. Every work area depends on the hard work of the workers. labourers work hard to promote any particular area. But do you know when and how a special day was dedicated to the workers? Why was there a need to celebrate labourers Day for the first time? Let us know the history, importance, and theme of this year's International labour Day.

 

When was labour day celebrated for the first time?

 

International labour Day is celebrated every year on 1 May. For the first time, it was decided to celebrate labour Day in 1889. The framework for celebrating this day started in the city of Chicago in America when the workers unitedly took to the streets.

 

Why celebrate labour day

 

The movement had started in America before 1886. In this movement, the workers of America came to the streets. The workers sat on strike for their rights. The reason for this movement was the working hours of the workers. During that time the labourers used to work for 15-15 hours a day. During the agitation, the police opened fire on the workers. During this, many labourers lost their lives. Hundreds of workers were injured.

 

proposal to celebrate labour day

 

Three years after this event, the International Socialist Conference met in 1889. It was decided in this meeting that every labour would be required to work only for 8 hours a day. At the same time, after the conference, it was decided to celebrate labour Day on 1st May. It was also decided to give holidays to labourers every year on this day. Later, like the workers in America, the rule of working 8 hours was implemented in many other countries as well.

 

labour day in India

 

The proposal to celebrate labour Day in America came into force on 1 May 1889, but in India, the celebration of this day started almost 34 years later. In India too, the workers were raising their voices against atrocities and exploitation. The Leftists were leading the workers. Because of his movement, labour Day was celebrated for the first time in Chennai on 1 May 1923. It was announced to celebrate labour Day under the chairmanship of the labour Kisan Party of Hindustan. Many organizations and social parties supported this decision.

 

labour day 2023 theme

 

Every time there is a theme of labour Day, based on which these days are celebrated. This year the theme of labour Day 2023 is 'Working together to build a positive safety and health culture'.

 

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