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Labour Day also known as International Worker’s Day observed on 1st May annually  in over 80 countries in the world including Malaysia.  It is most commonly associated as a commemoration of the achievements of the labour movement advocating eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest in 1884 demand by the American Federation of Organised Trades and Labor Unions.

The first May Day celebrations focused on workers took place on 1st May 1890 after its proclamation by the first International Congress of Socialist Parties in Europe on 14th July 1889 in Paris, France, to dedicate 1st May every year as the "Workers Day of International Unity and Solidarity."

Malaysia began observing as public holiday in 1972 following an announcement by the late Malaysian Deputy Prime MinisterIsmail Abdul Rahman.

Happy Labour’s Day, lets make full use on the day itself!


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