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"International Workers Day/May Day:History and Significance!!!"

May 1 or May day many would identify it just as a predetermined holiday. Even though many would plan their vacation and fun time, It's not the mistake of you and me. Our history never gave us the real taste of the workers movement and significance of May day. A Historic day in every working class movement but lost its significance over the years due to improper awareness about the day.  Let’s look into the history of the importance of May day. May day is celebrated as International workers day in remembrance with Haymarket Affair, Chicago 1986. May 1 was declared as international workers day by the second International in 1890. Chicago workers were first to organize an 8 hours worker movement during the Haymarket affair. History:  The first of May was originally celebrated by pagans throughout Europe as the beginning of summer, which was recognized as a day of fertility (both for the first spring planting and sexual intercourse). A maypole was often erected for young women and men