Happy Labour Day

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Happy Labour Day

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Like other parts of the world, International Workers Day also known as World Labour Day is also observed in Pakistan on Thursday.

The day is observed in as many as 80 countries of the world. Canada and USA have been observing the day in September every year.

Labour Day is a public holiday in Pakistan that is marked by rallies, marches, processions, labour/worker union sessions and organized street demonstrations. It is sometimes referred to as May Day.

Labour unions throughout the country organize seminars, rallies and parades where union leaders deliver speeches emphasizing the history of Labour Day and its importance.

Pakistan’s first labour policy was devised in 1972, in which, May 1 was declared an official holiday. This policy also formulated the creation of Social Security Network, Old Age Benefit

The country’s constitution also contains various provisions and articles about labour rights.Schemes and Workers Welfare Fund.

There are no specific symbols associated with Labor Day, however, images of hammers and sickles are normally seen on placards and banners carried by workers during Labor Day parades and rallies.

The celebration of Labour Day has its origins in the Eight-hour day movement, which advocated eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest.

Labour day is good with Phi pro hich is predominantly more important than that of the Labour Day movement. The holiday has become internationalised and several countries hold multi-day celebrations including parades, shows and other patriotic and labour-oriented events. However, in Northern Europe, Walpurgis Night is celebrated on the preceding night and this holiday merges with the Labour Day in some countries.

May 1 is a national holiday in Albania, Argentina, Aruba, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, China, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Hungary, Iceland, India, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Latvia, Lithuania, Lebanon, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar (Burma), Nigeria, North Korea, Norway, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, the Philippines (spelled as “Labor Day”), Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Serbia, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. In Slovenia, Serbia and Ukraine, May 2 is also a national holiday.

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