Labour Day (May Day) 2019 Theme, Celebration And Importance: Labour Day is held on 1st May every year. The day is also known as International Worker’s Day, Labour Day as well as in some places it is also called May Day. We know that out of other working sectors, the worker gets minimum income by selling his individual labour. This is the main reason that International Labour Day is celebrated all around the world on 1st May in order to promote and inspire international labour associations.
Let’s find out why International Labour Day is celebrated, what is the theme of International Labour day 2019, as well as we will also talk about the history of Labour Day and much more.
What is Labour Day (May Day)?
Labour Day (Labor Day in the United States) is a yearly holiday that celebrates the accomplishments of workers. The origin of Labour Day arises in the labour union movement, especially the eight-hour day movement, which supported eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for break or relaxation.
In most of the nations, Labour Day is related to, International Workers’ Day, which also occurs on 1 May every year. For other nations, Labour Day is celebrated on a different date, frequently one with exceptional importance for the labour movement in that nation. Labour Day is a public holiday in a lot of nations.
In countries like Canada and the United States, the holiday is celebrated on the first Monday of September and deliberated the unauthorized end of summer, with summer vacations wind-up and students coming back to school around then.
International Workers Day (Labour Day) 2019: Importance and Theme
Labour is the part of civilization on which entire economic growth rests. Even in the mechanical era of the current time, the significance of labour is not reduced. For instance manufacturing, trade, cultivation, construction of buildings, bridges and roads etc. involvement of labour plays a vital role. So, we can say that labour is the accumulation of all human physical as well as mental strength used in the formation of goods and services.
It is the key factor for production. In India labour denotes to the occupation where about 94% of India’s occupied people is part of the unorganized sector. Unorganized sector means unlicensed, self-employed or unregistered economic activity like handcrafts, agriculturalists, rural traders, etc.
The theme of Labour Day 2019 is “Uniting Workers for Social and Economic Advancement”.
Labour Day helps in providing the Labours their right to work for merely 8 hours a day. This provides labour relief from the tension and stress from lots of activities executed in a particular day. A number of Themes are delivered by the Government to the people to emphasis on their Rights to be attained in an improved method.
How May Day (Labour Day) is celebrated?
On International Workers Day or May Day or Labour Day there is an official holiday all over the world in order to celebrate the achievement of workers. On this day, lots of programmes and celebrations are held and a number of banners and flags were also decorated by the labourers of diverse colours.
In order to raise social awareness among general public numerous news and messages are circulated by the TV and radio channels by saying Happy Labour Day. Even the theme of Labour Day turns out to be the western culture shows, TV shows, etc.
As a result, Labour Day or May Day is celebrated every year all around the world on 1st May in order to spread awareness about the rights and prospects of every single Labour which they should get for their well-being and advancement.