MaterialsCommemorated on May 1, Labor Day or Labor Day is a date to celebrate the achievements of workers throughout history.
The date was set in 1889 by the Second Socialist International, a congress held in Paris that brought together the main socialist parties and unions across Europe.
By choosing May 1 as Labor Day, the participants of this meeting paid homage to the workers and to a strike that took place in the city of Chicago (USA) in 1886. The date was marked by the meeting of thousands of workers who demanded the reduction working hours 13 to 8 hours a day.
In Brazil, the date was consolidated in 1924. In addition, after the government of Getúlio Vargas, the main measures to benefit workers began to be announced on that date. Currently, countless countries adopt May 1 as Labor Day, being considered a holiday in many of them.