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Wednesday, 1 May 2013

International Workers' Day

Google doodle for Workers' Day 2013

International Workers' Day (also known as May Day) is a celebration of the international labour movement. May 1st is a national holiday in more than 80 countries and celebrated unofficially in many other countries.
In Portugal, the May 1st celebration was harshly repressed during the fascist dictatorship regime of António de Oliveira Salazar. Since the "Revolução dos Cravos" (Carnation Revolution) on 25th April 1974, the "Dia do Trabalhador" (Worker's Day) is now celebrated by the several political parties. Worker's Day also represents the unionized workers that try to improve the increasingly hard conditions of work. It is an official public holiday.

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