International Labor Day Quotes and Slogans with images to motivate workers around the world
International Workers Day which is also known as International Labors Day and May Day is celebrated internationally to promote and motivate the international labor union. It is celebrated all over the world on 1st May, which has also been declared as a traditional summer holiday in Europe. It has also been declared as a national holiday in about 80 countries of the world including India whereas it is celebrated unofficially in many countries. In the US and Canada, it is celebrated on the first Monday of September (Labor Day) as an annual holiday to celebrate the great achievements of the laborers working in different fields.
History and Origin of International Labor Day:
International Workers Day is a major celebration around the world and it is celebrated to commemorate the day of May 4, 1886, the Haymarket incident in Chicago also known as the Haymarket Massacre. This was a major event of the year when the workers were on a general strike for their eight-hour working day and the police were doing their job of dispersing the common people from the crowd. Suddenly, a bomb was hurled at the crowd by an unknown person and the police started firing in which four protesters were killed.
After the incident, It was decided to celebrate it on an annual basis as a May Day (in 1889) in Paris meeting through a resolution by Raymond Lavigne that international demonstrations were needed to commemorate the anniversary of the Chicago Rebellion. In the year 1891, Labors Day was officially approved by the Second International Congress to celebrate it as an annual event.
Why is Labor Day celebrated?
International Labor Day or May Day is celebrated to promote the need for an eight-hour workday, as well as to end the struggle of workers. Earlier, the working conditions of laborers were very painful as they used to work 10 to 16 hours in unsafe conditions. During the 1860s, death, injuries, and other horrific conditions were extremely common in the workplace for workers. People working the entire day were very angry until an eight-hour working day was declared.
In many industries, there was a need to raise voice for the safety of working people due to an increase in the death rate of working-class people, reducing their working hours in industries was extremely important. After a lot of efforts by workers and socialists, eight working hours were declared by the American Union of Workers at the National Convention of Chicago in 1884 as legal working time for workers. Many people sacrificed their lives during the Haymarket massacre, which took place in Chicago during the workers’ strike. Labors Day is celebrated to promote the social and economic achievements of working group people, as well as to remember the Haymarket massacre.
How is International Workers’ Day celebrated?
International Workers Day is celebrated annually as an official holiday all over the world to celebrate the achievements of the workers. People happily celebrate May Day or Labor Day by managing a big party and a lot of programs. Like the Independence Day celebration, they decorate banners and flags with colors, and parades are also organized in some places. This festival holds a historical significance throughout the world and is celebrated by the Labor Union throughout the world.
International workers day quotes and slogans:
The true meaning of labor day is remembering those who have given their time, best efforts, and worked hard in their lives for this blessed country.
Happy international Labors day 2020.
Labor is the superior of capital and deserves much the higher consideration.
If a task is once begun, never leave it till it’s done. Be the labor great or small, do it well or not at all.
Happy international workers’ day.
It is labor indeed that puts the difference in everything.
The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
– Vince Lombardi
I learned the value of hard work by working hard.
– Margaret Mead
A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is a visible labor and there is an invisible labor.
Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration. The rest of us just get up and go to work.
– Stephen King
Nothing will work unless you do.
– Maya Angelou
A mind always employed is always happy. This is the true secret and the grand recipe for felicity.
Making quality work is something that fills us with pride, even more, if others recognize it.
Happy international Labors day 2020.
When we work for a bigger purpose, we find an endless supply of happiness at work.
– John Gordon.
He who labors diligently never despair; for all things are accomplished by diligence and labor.
Work keeps at bay three great evils: boredom, vice, and need.
There is dignity in labor. Be proud of what you do.
Happy International Worker’s day 2020
Hard work keeps the wrinkles out of the mind and spirit.
– Helena Rubenstein
The Miracle is not that we do this work, but that we are happy to do it.
– Mother Teresa
May the celebration of this labor day inspire you to be a better worker.
Happy International workers’ day
There’s nobility in hard work and traditional values.
– D. B. Sweney
Without Labor, nothing prospers.
– Sophocles Playwright
All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.
– Martin Luther King Jr.
Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work, one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
God sells us all things at the price of labor
– Leonardo Da Vinci
Nothing ever comes to one that is worth having except as a result of hard work.
– Booker T Washington
Enthusiasm in our daily work lightens efforts and turns even labor into pleasant tasks.
– James A. Baldwin
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
– Thomas Edison
Work isn’t to make money, you work to justify life.
– Marc Chagall
Heaven is blessed with perfect rest but the blessing of earth is toil.
– Henry Van Dyke
No human masterpiece has been created without great labor.
– Andre Gide
The end of labor is to gain leisure.
Final Words: No work can be done without good labor. Labor is a part of our lives. Life is not all about making a good fortune and taking retirement from work to enjoy life. If you have everything in life and you are still willing to work more, a true labor spirit resides within you.
Keep smiling and stay beautiful
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