Millions of workers in Egypt are celebrating the Workers' Day on Monday, which falls on May 1 of each year, but the celebration does not depend on the workers of Egypt alone, tens of millions around the world celebrate the same occasion
The secret of choosing the first of May to celebrate the occasion, in conjunction with Labor Day, in 10 extensive and comprehensive information.
1. Many countries in the world celebrate Workers' Day on May 1 of each year, and it is a public holiday in some countries as in Egypt.
2. Over time, this has become a symbol of the struggle of the working class for their rights.
4. The first of May 1886 saw the largest number of strikes in a single day in the history of America. The number of strikes on this day reached about 5000 strikes, demanding that working hours not exceed 8 hours.
5. Workers demonstrated on May 1 to reduce their working hours. Their slogan was "8 hours for work - 8 hours of rest - 8 hours of sleep".
6. In Europe, simultaneous demonstrations with American demonstrations in a number of European cities were called for in order to demand a law that limits working hours by eight hours.
7. In one country after another, governments are turning the celebration of May 1 from a day of protest and class struggle into a day of absorption and cooperation.
9 - With the arrival of the late President Gamal Abdel Nasser to power and the gradual nationalization of the labor movement, the occasion took an official form and was absorbed.
10. In 1964, May 1 became an official holiday in which the President of the Republic delivered a political speech to trade unionists and labor leaders.