May Day, also known as International Workers Day, is one of the most historical days for workers of all over the world. It is a celebration of working people or labor class people for the movement. The labor movement happened on 1st May 1886, in Chicago, USA. Later on, it promoted all over the world and declared as International Workers Day.
What is May Day?
May Day is the public holiday celebrated all over the world as labor day. It also celebrated in different countries in different names. The celebration is about showing respect for those workers who sacrificed for the sake of workers communities throughout the world. Here in this piece, we are going to discuss everything about May Day.
May Day History
In the year of 1886, there was a mass movement that grew massively for eight-hours workday. Previously workers had to work for more than eight hours a day, so the general workers started the movement, and it end up as a strike.
On 4th day of the same year, an unnoticed man threw a bomb while the police tried to disperse a whole assembly in support of worker’s strike. It got worse when the bomb took seven police officers and at least four civilians dead. There were more than sixty policemen injured as well as an unnoticed number of civilians also injured on that incident.
After the incident, strikers got the sympathy of the public, though later the government round them up, and four of them we executed by hanging after a short trial. However, the execution was a complete miscarriage of justice; at least people see the event like this.
The strikers got angry at the event, and the next day on 5th May, the state militia threw fires on a crowd of those strikers that ended up killing seven strikers, along with a schoolboy and a man who was feeding chickens in his yard.
After the horrible events occurred and many deaths took place, the 1st and 5th May 1886 trade union and labor movement organizer choose 1st May to celebrate the as the day of labor as well as International Workers Day in the late 19th century.
That was the whole story of how 1st May become the International Labour Day or workers day.
How to Celebrate May Day?
The day is entirely related to the workers and employees of a company. So, if you want to celebrate May Day or International Workers Day, then here are some ways you can celebrate with enormous consequences and impacts on workers or employees.
Awarding Employee For Their Achievements
To make the day rememberable for employees as well as to celebrate the day in honor of workers and employees, you can award them for their individual achievements. You can arrange an award-giving ceremony and, if possible, a little party for them.
On the party, give those awards to them and let them speak about their experience in your company. So, they can share their thoughts about the company and their community, including their efforts in your company.
At the end, you can give a speech for them, sharing your dream and goal with your company. You can share how much effort you want from them and, in return, what you want to give them. In this way, there will be a great relationship may develop between you and your employee. It will help to work towards your dream as a team that works better in every case.
Offer Some Bonuses For Them
Offering some bonuses to your employees and workers can be an excellent way to celebrate International Workers Day. It is also a useful way to show respect to their hard work. In this way, you can make them happy, and they will get inspiration to work harder for your company. It will help you build a team out of them and build a good relationship with them.
Initiate Any Outside Program For Them
Starting a health awareness program or start working on any social cause related to your employees or workers outside of the office can be a great way to celebrate International Labor Day. It will help you showing them that the company cares about their health and public awareness.
In this way, you will get a chance to involve them in such initiative and work together for a social cause. It will make them understand the importance of the benefits of working together. Through this initiative, you can raise funds for the needy people within your employees and workers.
Arrange A Holiday Visit
Arranging a holiday visit to any historical place and share foods together can be an excellent way to celebrate the International Workers day with them. Employees are always demands for office tour. You can arrange a day-long program and make them involved in the complete arrangement.
Inspire them to work together and make themselves comfortable with the other employees. If you can do this properly, then there will be a community-building up between your employees. It will help you grow the productivity of your employees as well as they will be happy that you respect their effort and also celebrated International Workers Day.
At the end, all we can say that, respect your employees and workers, including their effort toward your company. We recognize the day which we celebrate to show respect to those martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the right of workers. Their sacrifice brought eight hours workday for all workers and employees throughout the world. Do not disrespect their effort; both employees and employers have their rights and responsibilities towards each other; always remember that.
Remember that your workers are the asset of your business or organization, treat them as such. Provide proper recognition for their dedication and achievements by giving gifts and celebrations mentioned above. If you can make your employees and workers happy, you will get a team that will be loyal to you forever.