Labour Day

Thai construction labourers

Labour Day

Labour Day or International Worker’s Day is a public holiday observed in over 80 countries.

The Labour Movement

Thai construction of the Big Buddha in PhuketLabour Day, International Workers Day or May Day nowadays is commonly recognised as commemorating the achievements of the labour movement. It occurs on 1st May, this being the date the American Federation of Organised Trades and Labour Unions demanded an eight hour workday back in 1884. Ironically Labour Day is observed on 1st September in the USA.

In the 20th century the holiday began to be celebrated as the Day of the International Solidarity of Workers in the Soviet Union.

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