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What does May Day mean to workers around the world?

POSTED May 4, 2018

What does May Day mean to workers around the world?

Watch the video to learn more about an important international holiday

Children in shadow in India

Many people around the world celebrated International Workers’ Day or May Day this week, but not everyone knows what it signifies.

Originally commemorated to celebrate spring, it became the day to note the success of 1880s labour movements around the world that secured eight-hour work days. In India — one of our countries of operation — workers celebrated the first May Day in 1923.

At Christian Children’s Fund of Canada, we work hard to keep children out of the workforce and keep them safe from harm and exploitation. This will also give them a chance to go to school and reach their full potential as educated adults.

Learn more about International Workers’ Day by watching in the video from Zee News below.

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