Here are interesting facts about the history and significance of International Labour Day.

May 1 is the International Day of Workers or International Labour Day dedicated to workers and labourers across the world

This day celebrates workers and spreads awareness about their rights.

Labor Day is said to have originated from the labor union movement in the United States

In 1886 a trade union declared a general strike for 8 hours instead of 16 hours. Since then, it has become an annual event and May 1 is celebrated as Labor Day

Labour Day was reportedly first celebrated on May 1, 1890

People around the world celebrate the day by marching to raise awareness for workers' rights and to protect them from exploitation.

In the US and Canada, Labour Day is celebrated on the first Monday of September