Google Doodle celebrates International Workers' Day 2018

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It's kind of a complicated story, but International Workers' Day actually got its start in the U.S.

In the ancient days, May Day was celebrated as the Beltane festival, by the Celts in the British isle, and symbolized transition every year from dark to light and fertility in the world.

The International Labour Day is a three-day holiday in China and people usually celebrate by going on shopping sprees and visiting scenic spots around the country. Nepal has marked the celebration of the Day with the Workers' Movement (Majdoor Andolan) held at Biratnagar, some 68 years ago.

Labour day first celebrated on 1 May 1886, at this day labour in America decided that they will not work more than 8 hours in a day. Workers will rally and march to show their solidarity and support for their workplace rights.

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Labour is just not a person who work in the factories or at construction sites but also every individual who works in MNC and seats in front of the computer.

May Day is not a bank holiday in the United Kingdom unless it falls on a Monday, otherwise the first Monday following it is usually observed. In 1896, former President Grover Cleveland declared it an official national holiday, Time reported.

Consequently, this resulted in the May Day riots of 1894, and, ten years later, the International Socialist Congress in Amsterdam called on "all Social Democratic Party organisations and trade unions of all countries to demonstrate energetically on the First of May for the legal establishment of the 8-hour day, for the class demands of the proletariat, and for universal peace". This day is a special occasion when people worldwide celebrate the true spirit of the working class. "It is the right of the man who tills the land to own the land; the right of the workers to join together to seek better conditions of labor; the right of businessmen to use ingenuity and foresight to produce and distribute without arbitrary interference in a truly competitive economy".