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Historical May Day today

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|  01 May 2021, 15:23 | Update : 02 May 2021, 23:33
Historical May Day today
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Today is the first day of May, the historical May Day. It is the day of attaining peoples’ rights. It is the source of inspiration for the working class of people for winning the movement and struggle.

On this day in 1886 workers in the Hay market of Chicago city of USA came down to the streets demanding 8 working hours a day instead of 12 hours. For that reason they were under attack of brutal gunfire. On that day rights of the working class people were established. From that moment the day is being observed as the day of good relation for the owners and workers.

As usual the day is being observed in the country. The day is a government holiday. The theme of this year’s celebration is –irrespective of owners-workers, we will build the country. To ensure social distancing and for abiding by the health guidelines there was no formal celebration of the day.

Meanwhile, President Md. Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have issued separate messages on the occasion of the day. In their messages the President and the Prime Minister greeted the countrymen on this very day.

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