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International Workers' Day - MAY 1st

International workers' day

Also known as the Labour Day or even the May Day, May 1st is an international observance for the honor and rights of labourers around the world.

1 MAY, Cochin, India

International Workers' Day often referred to as May Day, is a celebration of labourers and the working classes that is promoted by the international labour movement which occurs every year on May 1st.

The date was chosen by a pan-national organization of socialist and communist political parties to commemorate the Haymarket affair, which occurred in Chicago on 4 May 1886. The 1904 Sixth Conference of the Second International, called on "all Social Democratic Party organisations and trade unions of all countries to demonstrate energetically on the First of May for the legal establishment of the 8-hour day, for the class demands of the proletariat, and for universal peace."

In our quest to know more about this day, we ventured into the world bank database (www.worldbank.org), and found some tabular datasets, which we thought could provide more meaning if presented visually. To illustrate our story we came up with this interactive dashboard from 1998 - 2017 to visualize key population, employment and economic statistics. Check out the visualization