1 May - International Workers' Day is a celebration of the international labour movement (The Haymarket Affair - refers to the aftermath of a bombing that took place at a labor demonstration on Tuesday May 4, 1886, at Haymarket Square in Chicago - is generally considered significant as the origin of international May Day observances for workers)
What is May Day and why is it called International Workers’ Day? [IWW.org] – May 1st, International Worker’s Day, commemorates the historic struggle of working people throughout the world, and is recognized in every country except the United States and Canada. This is despite the fact that the holiday began in the 1880’s in the United States, with the fight for an eight-hour work day led by immigrant workers.
The International #Workers Day celebrations were kicked off for #MayDay, where at the Mechanics Institute in #Manchester, #England, a variety of campaigns and #TradeUnions gathered to celebrate #Britain’s working people.