The origin of Labor Day Apr 26

The origin of Labor Day

In 1886, the First International Geneva Conference put forward the slogan of the eight-hour workday. On May 1, 1886, with Chicago as the center, large-scale strikes and demonstrations were held in the United States with about 350,000 people participating. The demonstrators demanded to improve labor conditions and implement an eight-hour work system. On May 3, 1886, the Chicago government dispatched the police to suppress, and shot and killed two people, and the situation expanded.

On May 4, striking workers protested at Hay market Square. Unidentified people threw bombs at the police, and the police eventually opened fire. A total of 4 workers and 7 police officers were killed, and 8 anarchists were later pronounced. Indicted for murder, four anarchists were hanged and one committed suicide in prison.

To commemorate this great labor movement and to protest the sentence that , workers' protests were held around the world. These events became the precursors to "International Labor Day". In July 1889, at the inaugural meeting of the Second International organized by Engels, it was announced that May 1 every year would be designated as International Labor Day.

After the founding of the People's Republic of China, the State Council of the Central People's Government designated May 1 as the statutory Labor Day in December 1949, and the whole country was given a one-day holiday. On this day every year, the whole country celebrates. People put on festive costumes and gather joyfully in parks, theaters, squares, participate in various celebration gatherings or cultural and recreational activities, and commend laborers who have made outstanding contributions.

Guangzhou Panyue Packaging Co., Ltd. wishes everyone a Happy Labor Day. Holiday time: May 1-3

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