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Labour Day

Labour Day, also known as International Workers' Day or May Day, is a global observance dedicated to honoring the contributions and achievements of workers. The origin and history of Labour Day in India are as follows:

  1. Emergence of the Labor Movement: The labor movement in India gained momentum during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Workers from various industries and sectors started organizing themselves to demand better working conditions, fair wages, and improved rights.

  2. The International Workers' Movement: The origins of Labour Day can be traced back to the rise of the international workers' movement. The first of May was chosen as the day to commemorate the Haymarket affair, a labor protest in Chicago in 1886 that turned violent. Workers were advocating for an eight-hour workday, and the event led to the deaths of several protesters. The incident sparked international solidarity and became a symbol of workers' struggle and unity.

  3. Labour Day in India: In India, the celebration of Labour Day has its roots in the labor movement and the ideals of socialism and workers' rights. The first Labour Day celebration in India took place on May 1, 1923, in Chennai (formerly Madras), organized by the Labour Kisan Party of Hindustan.

  4. Contributions of Indian Labor Movements: Indian labor movements played a significant role in advocating for workers' rights and improving their conditions. Organizations such as the All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) and the Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC) emerged as key voices for workers' rights and welfare.

  5. Legislative Reforms and Workers' Rights: Over the years, labor legislation and reforms were introduced in India to address the concerns of workers. The Factories Act, 1948, the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947, and other labor laws were enacted to protect the rights of workers, ensure fair wages, regulate working hours, and promote workplace safety.

  6. Celebration and Significance: Labour Day is observed in India with rallies, processions, speeches, and cultural events organized by trade unions, workers' organizations, and political groups. The day serves as a platform to highlight workers' issues, advocate for their rights, and promote social and economic justice.

Labour Day in India serves as a reminder of the contributions made by workers to the nation's progress and development. It emphasizes the importance of fair treatment, dignity, and equality in the workplace and highlights the ongoing struggle for workers' rights and welfare.

List of dates

Year Weekday Date Name Time
2024 Wednesday May 1, 2024 Labour Day 2 months from now
2025 Thursday May 1, 2025 Labour Day 1 year from now
2026 Friday May 1, 2026 Labour Day 2 years from now
2027 Saturday May 1, 2027 Labour Day 3 years from now
2028 Monday May 1, 2028 Labour Day 4 years from now
2029 Tuesday May 1, 2029 Labour Day 5 years from now
2030 Wednesday May 1, 2030 Labour Day 6 years from now
2031 Thursday May 1, 2031 Labour Day 7 years from now
2032 Saturday May 1, 2032 Labour Day 8 years from now
2033 Sunday May 1, 2033 Labour Day 9 years from now
2034 Monday May 1, 2034 Labour Day 10 years from now
2035 Tuesday May 1, 2035 Labour Day 11 years from now
2036 Thursday May 1, 2036 Labour Day 12 years from now
2037 Friday May 1, 2037 Labour Day 13 years from now
2038 Saturday May 1, 2038 Labour Day 14 years from now
2039 Sunday May 1, 2039 Labour Day 15 years from now
2023 Monday May 1, 2023 Labour Day 9 months ago
2022 Sunday May 1, 2022 Labour Day 1 year ago
2021 Saturday May 1, 2021 Labour Day 2 years ago
2020 Friday May 1, 2020 Labour Day 3 years ago
2019 Wednesday May 1, 2019 Labour Day 4 years ago
The festivity dates listed in the table above have been prepared with the greatest possible care and to the best of our knowledge. If you find any bugs, please let us know using below the feedback form. Thanks very much.

Notice, in particular, conversion from the other calendar to the Gregorian calendar, there may be discrepancies.


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