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What is the history of May day?

Asked by hitler, 30 Apr '09 01:59 pm
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May 1st is celebrated as the Labour day or the International Worker's day The Hay market incident in Illinois, USA, which finally led to the public hanging of four anarchists is the source of observing May first as the Labour day
Answered by thampy chacko, 30 Apr '09 02:05 pm

 
  
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On May 1, 1960 the state of Maharashtra was established with Mumbai as its capital. It was decided by constituenr assembly to divide the country into administrative units on basis of the language spoken there. According to this policy Mumbai was to be included naturally in to Maharashtra. But many ant-Marathi (or excessively pro-Nehru) elements in our polity tried to deviate from this policy for Maharshtra. The agitation for inclusion of Mumbai in Maharashtra was fought by common Marathi Manoos led by illustrious Marathi politicians, authors, journalists etc. The anti-Marathi bias of non-Marathis was clearly established and visible. Hundreds of Marathis lost their lives in this agitation as the then chief minister of the Mumbai province, Morarji Desai, ordered ruthless massacre of the Marathi agitators. But the rightousness of Marathi Manoos prevailed and Maharashtra along with Mumbai was formed.
Answered by Bipin Musale, 30 Apr '09 02:30 pm

 
  
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May 1st, often called May Day, just might have more holidays than any other day of the year. It's a celebration of Spring. It's a day of political protests. It's a neopagan festival, a saint's feast day, and a day for organized labor. In many countries, it is a national holiday.
In medieval England, people would celebrate the start of spring by going out to the country or woods"going a-maying"and gathering greenery and flowers, or "bringing in the may."
In many countries, May Day is also Labor Day. This originates with the United States labor movement in the late 19th Century. On May 1, 1886, unions across the country went on strike, demanding that the standard workday be shortened to eight hours. The organizers of these strikes included socialists, anarchists, and others in organized labor movements. Rioting in Chicago's Haymarket Square on May 4th including a bomb thrown by an anarchist led to the deaths of a dozen people (including several police officers) and the injury of over 1 ...more
Answered by Pardeep kapoor, 30 Apr '09 02:10 pm

 
  
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May Day is synonymous with International Workers' Day, or Labour Day, which celebrates the social and economic achievements of the labour movement. As a day of celebration the holiday has ancient origins, and it can relate to many customs that have survived into modern times. Many of these customs are due to May Day being a cross-quarter day, meaning that in the Northern Hemisphere it falls approximately halfway between the spring equinox and summer solstice.
May Day marks the end of the half of the year in the Northern hemisphere, and it has traditionally been an occasion for popular and often raucous celebrations, regardless of the locally prevalent political or religious establishment.

As Europe became Christianized the pagan holidays lost their religious character and either changed into popular secular celebrations, as with May Day, or were replaced by new Christian holidays as with Christmas, Easter, and All Saint's Day. In the twentieth century, many neopagans began reconstr ...more
Answered by sudesh, 30 Apr '09 02:13 pm

 
  
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It celebrates the workers or labor in the collective sence . It is also the International Labor day and hallmark of International labor movements . Since the fall of Soviet Empire its more like a distant memory in today's world.
Answered by mahesh chandra, 30 Apr '09 02:04 pm

 
  
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1'st may 1917 ko russia mai kranti hui thi jo labours ne ki thi jise odyogik kranti ka nam diya jata hai
Answered by monika, 30 Apr '09 02:02 pm

 
  
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Employees who come under labour act
Answered by jameel ahmed, 30 Apr '09 07:49 pm

 
  
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Happy May Day ..
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Answered by heena dahiya, 01 May '12 11:40 am

 
  
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