The origin of May Day

May Day is coming, so what is the origin of May Day?

On May 1, 1986, more than 216,000 workers in Chicago won their battle for an eight-hour day.In July 1989, the Second International announced that May 1 would be designated as International Labor Day every year.

International Labor Day, also known as “May Day”, “International Workers’ Day” , is a national holiday in more than 80 countries in the world. It’s on May 1 every year.It is a holiday shared by working people all over the world.

In July 1889, the Second International, led by Engels, held its congress in Paris.The meeting passed a resolution, the provisions of May 1, 1890 international workers held a parade, and decided to put May 1 this day as a international labor day.Chinese people celebrated the Labor Day activities can be traced back to 1918.This year, some revolutionary intellectuals in Shanghai, Guangzhou and other places to the masses to distribute the “May Day” leaflets.On May 1, 1920, the masses of workers in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and other cities took to the streets and held huge rallies. The Central People’s Government Administration Council made a decision in December 1949, will be May 1 determined as Labor Day.Since 1989, the State Council has basically praised the country’s model workers and advanced workers once every five years, commending about 3,000 people at a time.

After the founding of New China, the Central People’s Government Administration Council in December 1949 will be May 1 as a legal Labor Day, the country has a day off.On this day of the year, people celebrated the whole country. People put on their best clothes and gather happily in parks, theatres and squares to participate in various celebrations or recreational activities, and commend the workers who have made outstanding contributions.


Post time: May-19-2021