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2023 International Labor Day Holiday

International Labor Day Holiday

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2023 International Labor Day Holiday

What's "International Labor Day" ?

"International Labor Day" and "International Demonstration Day" (English: International Workers' Day, May Day) are national holidays in more than 80 countries in the world. It is held on May 1st of each year. It is a festival shared by working people all over the world.
In the 19th century, the United States and many countries in Europe gradually developed from capitalism to the stage of imperialism. In order to stimulate the rapid economic development and extract more surplus value, in order to maintain this high-speed capitalist machine, capitalists continued to increase labor time. and labor-intensive methods to brutally exploit workers.
In the United States, workers have to work 14 to 16 hours a day, some even as long as 18 hours, but the wages are very low. The overseer of a shoe factory in Massachusetts once said this: "Take a strong and healthy boy of 18 to work next to any machine here, and I can make his hair gray at the age of 22." Heavy class oppression has aroused great anger among the proletarians. They know that the only way to fight for the conditions of survival is to unite and fight against the capitalists through strike movements. The strike condition put forward by the workers is to demand the implementation of the eight-hour working system.

In 1866, the Geneva Conference of the First International put forward the slogan of the eight-hour work system.
In 1877, the first national strike in American history began. The working class went to the streets to demonstrate, and proposed to the government to improve working and living conditions, and demanded that working hours be shortened and the eight-hour working day be implemented. Shortly after the strike, the team expanded day by day, the number of trade union members increased sharply, and workers from all over the country also joined the strike movement.
Under strong pressure from the labor movement, the U.S. Congress was forced to enact an eight-hour working law. However, some capitalists simply ignored it. The law was just a dead letter, and workers were still living in dire straits and tortured by capitalists. The unbearable workers decided to push this struggle for the right to live to a new climax, preparing to hold a larger-scale strike movement.
In October 1884, eight international and national workers' groups in the United States and Canada held a rally in Chicago, USA, and decided to hold a general strike on May 1, 1886, forcing capitalists to implement an eight-hour working day. The day has finally arrived. On May 1, 1886, 350,000 workers from more than 20,000 companies in the United States stopped work and took to the streets. A massive demonstration was held. Workers of all colors and types of work went on a general strike. In Chicago alone, 45,000 workers took to the streets. Now, the main industrial sectors of the United States were paralyzed, the train became a dead snake, the shops were even more silent, and all the warehouses were closed and sealed.
With Chicago as the center, large-scale strikes and demonstrations were held in the United States with the participation of about 350,000 people. The demonstrators demanded improvement of labor conditions and the implementation of an eight-hour working day. On May 3, 1886, the Chicago government dispatched the police to suppress and shot and killed two people. The situation expanded. On May 4, the strikers held a protest in Haymarket Square. Because unknown persons threw bombs at the police, the police finally opened fire. A total of 4 workers and 7 policemen died successively, known as the "Haymarket Riot" (Haymarket Riot) or "Haymarket Massacre" (Haymarket Massacre) in history. In the ensuing sentencing, eight anarchists were charged with murder, four were hanged, and one committed suicide in prison.
Workers' protests were held around the world to commemorate this great labor movement and the subsequent sentencing of the protests. These activities became the predecessor of "International Labor Day".

Haymarket Martyrs' Monument

In July 1889, at the founding meeting of the Second International organized by Engels, it was announced that May 1st of each year would be designated as International Labor Day.
After an arduous and bloody struggle, they finally won. To commemorate this labor movement, on July 14, 1889, the Socialist Congress convened by Marxists from all over the world was grandly opened in Paris, France. At the conference, the delegates unanimously agreed that May 1st should be designated as a common festival for the international proletariat. This decision immediately received positive responses from workers all over the world. On May 1, 1890, the working class of euro-american took to the streets, held grand demonstrations and rallies, fought for the legal rights and interests. From then on, on this day, the working people of all countries in the world will gather and parade to celebrate and have a public holiday.
The Chinese people's celebration of Labor Day can be traced back to 1918. The Administrative Council of the Central People's Government designated May 1 as the statutory Labor Day in December 1949.