May First Labor Festival (Wǔ Yī Guójì Láodòngjié 五一国际劳动节)

Haiwang YUAN

International Labor Day had its roots in America during the 1800s, when unsafe conditions and 10 to 16 hour workdays for factory workers lead to the formation of labor unions and factory strikes.

The International Labor Day, known in China as the May First Labor Festival, or simply May First, is celebrated in previous and present Communist countries, although it originated in the United States.

International Labor Day is celebrated in….

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