May Day: Send greetings online or colour a page

By : |April 30, 2012 0

BANGALORE, INDIA: Traditionally, International Workers’ Day, May Day or Labour Day is a  celebration of the International Labour Movement and Left-wing movements. The labour movement was started on May 1, 1886 in the United States. A century later, workers still take out token rallies across the world and now it has got a new touch with Netizens.

[image_library_tag 102/18102, align=”left” width=”187″ height=”186″ title=”May Day” alt=”May Day” border=”1″ vspace=”10″ hspace=”10″ complete=”complete” ,default]Now, there are May Day greeting cards celebrating the spirit of the working class. A card on 123greeting reads: "It’s May Day. Dance around the maypole and let your heart be swayed by the beauty that’s all around."

If exchanging greeting cards is considered the best practice to spread the message of labourers, there are websites offering free trips as May 1 is a national holiday in more than 80 countries.

And for those who do not have any travel plans, websites have some online activities. Like, which offers free online coloring page that allows you to color-in and send pictures of Labor Day and share them with friends.

The first May Day celebration in India was organised in Madras by the Labour Kisan Party of Hindustan on May 1, 1923. This was also the first time the red flag was used in India.

In that backdrop, calling the working class as the prime movers of the country’s growth, political leaders in Tamil Nadu greeted them on the eve of May Day or Labour Day. Governor K Rosaiah said, "It is not only a day for looking back at the history of trade unionism and for looking forward to the future for more employment, but it is also a day to pledge to enhance the working practices on par with international standards."

Chief minister Jayalalithaa called upon them to support her to realise her goal of making Tamil Nadu the number one state in every field.

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