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Northeast state Tripura observes May Day
TIWN May 1, 2017
Northeast state Tripura observes May Day
PHOTO : A worker working in a brick factory on Sunday. TIWN Pic April 30

AGARTALA, May 1 (TIWN): Along with the whole country, state Tripura is also observing May Day on Monday.

Various rallies to be organized to mark the day at Agartala and other subdisvions of the state.

International Labour Day (also known as May Day or International Workers' Day) celebrates the various labour and left-wing movements across the world. It is mostly observed by holding street marches and demonstrations by working class people and their labour unions.

 May 1 is a national holiday in many countries including India and its states.

May Day is a nationwide bank and public holiday in India. The history of May/Labour Day goes back to 1886 in Chicago, USA, when a gathering of people during a general strike for the eight-hour workday became violent.

A bomb was thrown into the crowd, police began to shoot and dozens of people were killed or injured.

In India, the first Labour Day, or May Day, was celebrated in 1923 in Chennai. Today around India, organisations and trade unions arrange pageants, children enter contests so they can understand the importance of fairness for workers, and political leaders make speeches.

However, in recent years, the celebration of this day has taken a new turn, where the workers and trade unions demand to safeguard their interests and give the economic reforms a humane face.

 

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