May 1 in France: la fête du travail (Labor Day)

by Nadège, Toulouse Office Labor Day originated in events that occurred in the United States (Chicago) in 1886 when workers were striking for the 8-hour workday. For decades following this date, May 1 was regularly chosen as a protest day by international labor movements. In 1919, the 8-hour working day was officially introduced in France. [...]