Dia do Trabalhador

“In Brazil, it was President Vargas, a labor supporter, who recognized May 1 as Dia do Trabalhador joining what is now more than 80 countries who celebrate International Worker’s Day today to commemorate the events at Haymarket and the struggles of the workers.”

Brasil! Pra mim . . .

Today, May 1st, is Dia do Trabalhador in Brazil. That means it’s Labor Day here, a day we celebrate on the first Monday of September back in the states. I started to wonder why the different days for the same holiday and decided to investigate. Here is what I learned:


The history of Labor Day begins in 1886 in the good ole Untied States. In the late 1800s America, the Industrail Revolution was on and conditions for workers were shocklingly bad ( for outside reading see the classic work of fiction The Jungle by Upton Sinclair. It’s a novel about the lives of immigrants and the harsh conditions in the meatpacking industry during turn of the century America). Often, having to work upwards of twelve hours a day, six days a week in unsafe conditions for low wages, workers began to unionize in an effort to improve their working conditions…

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About Rami Alhames

I'm a Syrian Brazilian, Freelance Translator and Social media contributor @GlobalVoices @GVinArabic, Meedan, in Portuguese, Arabic and English.
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