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Labour Day Celebrated @ Silver Oaks - April 27, 2018

27 April, 2018

In the United States and Canada, a September holiday, called Labour Day, was first proposed in the early 1880s. In 1887, Oregon was the first state of the United States to make it an official public holiday. By the time it became an official federal holiday in 1894, thirty of the fifty U.S. states officially celebrated Labour Day. Thus by 1887 in North America, Labour Day was an established official holiday, but in September, not on May 1. May 1 was chosen to be International Workers' Day to commemorate the May 4, 1886, Haymarket affair in Chicago where the police were trying to disperse a public assembly during a general strike for the eight-hour workday when an unidentified person threw a bomb at the police. The police responded by firing on the workers, killing four demonstrators. May Day has long been one of the most important holidays in socialistic countries such as the People's Republic of China, North Korea, Cuba and the former Soviet Union. Today, the majority of countries around the world, including Pakistan, celebrate a workers' day on May 1 to commemorate the social and economic achievements of workers. It is a public and national holiday. All government and non-government organizations, factories and educational institutions remain closed on this day. Currently, it is honored by every single organization in Pakistan to give respect to all those who worked, to those who are working and those who play an essential part in social as well as the economic well-being of the country and society. Within this context, Oakians were provided reference context to develop and deliver English Speeches on the theme with topics ‘Who are labourers?’ for class 1, ‘ Importance of labour and Labourers’ for Class 2, ‘ Is Labour Day just a holiday?’ for Class 3, ‘Celebrating hard work of the labourers’ for Class 4, ‘Labour Rights and Labour Laws’ for Class 5, ‘Child labour, a Social Dilemma’ for Class 6, ‘Dignity of labour’ for Class 7, ‘Child Labour and its effects on the Development of Pakistan’ for Class 8. Pupils of Pre-School enjoyed the color day with Show & Tell activities regarding theme Labour Day.

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