May Day also known as Labour Day / International Workers’ Day is celebrated every of 1st May to respect the achievements of Labour or the working class. Check its date, history, significance, and facts.
International Workers’ Day / may day / Labour Day 2021 which is going to be celebrate on 1st May 2021 is about more than a well-deserved day off. It is a time to celebrate the important contributions working people make to our economy. It is also a good time to reflect on what is needed to improve the economic and social well-being for all workers.
Working people are the engine of the economy. The work we do, the services we provide and the money we spend drive the economy. But, in 2013 the economy is failing working people. Downward pressure on wages and government austerity programs are resulting in layoffs, contracting out, privatization of public services while families struggle to make ends meet. The rich are getting richer and the debt load of working people is increasing. It is no wonder our economy is experiencing such slow growth.
Economic recovery is being undermined by federal government actions over the last two years that erode workers wages, including: exploitation and fast-tracking approval for business to employ temporary foreign workers at wages below market rates; cuts to Employment Insurance and forcing workers to work at lower wages, continuous interference in the collective bargaining process on the side of employers, as well as attacks on unions and labour rights. These measures all need to be reversed and replaced by policies that support, rather than undercut real wage increases for workers.
As we celebrate Labour Day this year, let’s really celebrate the contribution of working people by continuing to press for economic change to reverse growing income inequality.
Workers day / May day / Labour day 2021 Quotes, wishes , images, wallpapers, status..
All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance, and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.— Martin Luther King Jr.
Heaven is blessed with perfect rest but the blessing of earth is toil.
Henry Van Dyke
The end of labor is to gain leisure.
Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.
A mind always employed is always happy. This is the true secret, the grand recipe, for felicity.
There is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem.
Booker T. Washington
Without labor nothing prospers.
God sells us all things at the price of labor.
Leonardo da Vinci
It is labor indeed that puts the difference on everything.
Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
If any man tells you he loves America, yet hates labor, he is a liar. If any man tells you he trusts America, yet fears labor, he is a fool.
We work to become, not to acquire.
— Elbert Hubbard
Nothing ever comes to one that is worth having except as a result of hard work
Booker T. Washington
Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
When work is a pleasure, life is a joy. When work is a duty, life is a slavery.
— Maxim Gorky
It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.
— Theodore Roosevelt
Labor disgraces no man. Unfortunately, you occasionally find men who disgrace labor.
— Ulysses S. Grant
A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is visible labor and there is an invisible labor.
— Victor Hugo
मजदूर दिवस 2021 – Wishes, Greetings, Quotes in Hindi
- “भूख से गरीबी से मजबूर हो गए, छोड़ी कलम-किताबे तो मजदूर हो गए, ऊँची ईमारत मेरी मेहनत का सिला है. बेनाम मेरे काम से मशहूर हो गए, जिसके लिए कमाया वो रोटी न खा सके छाले हमारे हाथ-पैर के नासूर बन गए…।” . –
- “यदि आप बड़े काम नहीं कर सकते हैं, तो छोटे कामों को शानदार तरीके से करें. Napoleon Hill…।” . –
- “काम न करने से इंसान अपने अमूल्य जीवन को अर्थ हीन बना देता हैं…।” .
- “जिसका हर लम्हा किसी जंग से आसान नहीं होता, वो मजदुर ही होता है जो कभी बईमान नहीं होता. लेबर डे शुभकामना…।” . –
- “हाथो में लाठी हैं, मजबूत उसकी कद-काठी हैं, हर बाधा वो कर देता हैं दूर दुनिया उसे कहती हैं मजदूर . मज़दूर दिवस की शुभकामनायें…।” . –
- ” किसी को क्या बताये कि कितने मजबूर हैं हम बस इतना समझ लीजिये कि हम मजदूर हैं – लेबर डे शुभकामना…।” .
- “जिस रास्ते पर राही बेझिझक चलता जाता है, उसे बनाने के लिए मजदुर ही पसीना बहाता ही उसे तो नसीब तक नहीं होता फुटपाथ पर सोना भी अगर हो जाये ये खता तो किसी गाड़ी से कुचला जाता है…।” . –
Significance of International Labour Day/May Day
- The day originated from the labour union movement, specifically the eight-hour day movement, which supports eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest.
- May Day has been an important point for demonstrations by various socialist, communist and anarchist groups for long.
- May Day is an official holiday in countries such as the People’s Republic of China, North Korea, Cuba, the former Soviet Union, and many more.
Different names of May Day/Labour Day in Different Languages
- “Kamgar Din” in Hindi,
- “Karmikara Dinacharane” in Kannada,
- “Karmika Dinotsavam” in Telugu,
- “Kamgar Divas” in Marathi,
- “Uzhaipalar Dhinam” in Tamil,
- “Thozhilaali Dinam” in Malayalam
- “Shromik Dibosh” in Bengali.
History of International Labour Day/May Day
May Day was first celebrated on May 1st, 1890 with a focus on workers, after it was proclaimed by the first international congress of socialist parties in Europe on July 14th 1889 in Paris, France, to dedicate May 1 every year as the “Workers Day of International Unity and Solidarity.
International Labour Day/May Day in India
- The first May Day in India was organised in Madras (now Chennai) by the Labour Kisan Party of Hindustan on May 1, 1923.
- May 1 is also commemorated as ‘Maharashtra Day’ and ‘Gujarat Day’ to mark the date when these two states achieved statehood in 1960 after the early Bombay State was divided on the language basis.