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» The International Worker Day

It’s the end of April. Its means that the day will be coming, the international worker day.

It is a national festival in more than 80 countries around the world. Set on May 1st of each year. It is a festival shared by working people all over the world. In October 1884, eight international and national workers’ groups in the United States and Canada held a rally in Chicago, United States, and decided to hold a general strike on May 1, 1886, forcing the capitalists to implement the eight-hour workday. The day has finally come. On May 1, 1886, 350,000 workers from more than 20,000 companies in the United States stopped work and took to the streets, holding a massive demonstration. Workers of all skin colors and types of work went on a general strike. In Chicago alone, 45,000 workers took to the streets. Major industrial sectors in the United States are now paralyzed, trains have become snakes, shops have gone silent, and all warehouses have been closed and sealed.

With Chicago as the center, a large-scale strike and demonstration with about 350,000 people were held in the United States. The demonstrators demanded improved labor conditions and implement an eight-hour work system. To commemorate this great labor movement and to protest the sentence that followed, workers’ protests were held around the world. These events became the precursors to “International Labor Day”. In July 1889, at the inaugural meeting of the Second International organized by Engels, it was announced that May 1 each year would be designated as International Labor Day.

Xiamen Aceally will also break in the holiday, to celebrate the great day with the people all over the world, from 30 April to 5th May. If you have any questions or inquiries, pls don’t hesitate to contact me.