Labour Day in India in 2020

Labour Day in India in 2020
  How long until Labour Day?
This holiday next takes place in 289 days.
  Dates of Labour Day in India
2021May 1
AssamSat, May 1Regional Holiday
BiharSat, May 1Regional Holiday
GoaSat, May 1Regional Holiday
JharkhandSat, May 1Regional Holiday
KarnatakaSat, May 1Regional Holiday
KeralaSat, May 1Regional Holiday
ManipurSat, May 1Regional Holiday
PuducherrySat, May 1Regional Holiday
Tamil NaduSat, May 1Regional Holiday
West BengalSat, May 1Regional Holiday
2020May 1
Andhra PradeshFri, May 1Regional Holiday
AssamFri, May 1Regional Holiday
BiharFri, May 1Regional Holiday
GoaFri, May 1Regional Holiday
JharkhandFri, May 1Regional Holiday
KarnatakaFri, May 1Regional Holiday
KeralaFri, May 1Regional Holiday
ManipurFri, May 1Regional Holiday
PuducherryFri, May 1Regional Holiday
Tamil NaduFri, May 1Regional Holiday
TripuraFri, May 1Regional Holiday
West BengalFri, May 1Regional Holiday
2019May 1
AssamWed, May 1Regional Holiday
BiharWed, May 1Regional Holiday
GoaWed, May 1Regional Holiday
JharkhandWed, May 1Regional Holiday
KarnatakaWed, May 1Regional Holiday
KeralaWed, May 1Regional Holiday
ManipurWed, May 1Regional Holiday
PuducherryWed, May 1Regional Holiday
Tamil NaduWed, May 1Regional Holiday
West BengalWed, May 1Regional Holiday
2018May 1, May 2
West BengalWed, May 2Government Holiday
Andhra PradeshTue, May 1Regional Holiday
AssamTue, May 1Regional Holiday
BiharTue, May 1Regional Holiday
GoaTue, May 1Regional Holiday
JharkhandTue, May 1Regional Holiday
KarnatakaTue, May 1Regional Holiday
KeralaTue, May 1Regional Holiday
ManipurTue, May 1Regional Holiday
PuducherryTue, May 1Regional Holiday
Tamil NaduTue, May 1Regional Holiday
TripuraTue, May 1Regional Holiday
West BengalTue, May 1Regional Holiday
2017May 1
AssamMon, May 1Regional Holiday
BiharMon, May 1Regional Holiday
GoaMon, May 1Regional Holiday
JharkhandMon, May 1Regional Holiday
KarnatakaMon, May 1Regional Holiday
KeralaMon, May 1Regional Holiday
ManipurMon, May 1Regional Holiday
PuducherryMon, May 1Regional Holiday
PunjabMon, May 1Regional Holiday
Tamil NaduMon, May 1Regional Holiday
TripuraMon, May 1Regional Holiday
West BengalMon, May 1Regional Holiday
  Summary
This holiday is most commonly associated as a commemoration of the achievements of the labour movement
  Labour Day in other countries
Labour Day internationally
  Which regions observe Labour Day in 2020?
Andhra Pradesh  Andhra PradeshMay 1Regional Holiday
Assam  AssamMay 1Regional Holiday
Bihar  BiharMay 1Regional Holiday
Goa  GoaMay 1Regional Holiday
Jharkhand  JharkhandMay 1Regional Holiday
Karnataka  KarnatakaMay 1Regional Holiday
Kerala  KeralaMay 1Regional Holiday
Manipur  ManipurMay 1Regional Holiday
Puducherry  PuducherryMay 1Regional Holiday
Tamil Nadu  Tamil NaduMay 1Regional Holiday
Tripura  TripuraMay 1Regional Holiday
West Bengal  West BengalMay 1Regional Holiday

When is Labour Day?

This holiday is most commonly associated as a commemoration of the achievements of the labour movement. The holiday may also be known as International Worker's Day or May Day and is marked with a public holiday in over 80 countries.

History of Labour Day

The first May Day celebrations focused on workers took place on May 1st 1890 after its proclamation by the first international congress of socialist parties in Europe on July 14th 1889 in Paris, France, to dedicate May 1st every year as the "Workers Day of International Unity and Solidarity."

The date was chosen due to events on the other side of the Atlantic. In 1884 the American Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions demanded an eight-hour workday, to come in effect as of May 1st 1886. This resulted in the general strike and the Haymarket (in Chicago) Riot of 1886, but eventually also in the official sanction of the eight-hour workday.

The riots at Haymarket Square in Chicago had begun as peaceful demonstrations over the legal establishment of an eight-hour workday.

At a protest rally on May 4th 1890, a bomb was thrown at the police as they tried to disperse the crowds, resulting in the deaths of several police officers and some civilians.

Though the eight-hour workday was not fully adopted across America until the 20th century, the events in Chicago inspired similar protests across Europe, establishing May 1st as the day to recognise the rights of workers across the world.

May 1st is celebrated as May Day in most countries around the world. In the United Kingdom and Ireland the bank holiday isn't fixed on May 1st but instead is observed on the first Monday of May.

In the 20th century, the holiday received the official endorsement of the Soviet Union, and it is also celebrated as the Day of the International Solidarity of Workers, especially in some Communist states. Celebrations in communist countries during the Cold War era often consisted of large military parades with the latest weaponry being exhibited as well as shows of common people in support of the government.

Curiously (given the origin of the 1 May date), the United States celebrates Labor Day on the first Monday of September (May 1st is Loyalty Day, a legal but not widely recognized holiday in the United States). There is some suggestion that the reason for this was to avoid the commemoration of riots that had occurred in 1886. The adoption of May Day by communists and socialists as their primary holiday has been as another reason for the official resistance to May Day labor celebrations in America.

Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the Netherlands also celebrate Labour Day on different dates; though that has to do with how the holiday originated in those countries.

May Day has long been a focal point for demonstrations by various communist, socialist, and anarchist groups.

May Day

May 1st was also a pagan holiday in many parts of Europe, Its roots as a holiday stretch back to the Gaelic Beltane. It was considered the last day of winter when the beginning of summer was celebrated.

During Roman times, May 1st was seen as a key period to celebrate fertility and the arrival of spring. The Roman festival of Flora, the goddess of flowers and the season of spring, was held between April 28th and May 3rd.

Traditional English May Day rites and celebrations include Morris dancing, crowning a May Queen, and dancing around a Maypole; festivities which made it a popular seasonal celebration in medieval England.

In India, the first formal celebration of Labour Day was instigated by the Labour Kisan Party of Hindustan in Chennai (known as Madras) on 1 May 1923. It is observed as a holiday in Assam, Bihar, Goa, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Manipur, Tamil Nadu, Tripura and West Bengal.

It is celebrated as Antarrashtriya Shramik Diwas and is also known as Kamgar Din in Hindi, Kamgar Divas in Marathi and Uzhaipalar Dhinam in Tamil.

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