Labor Day | New Deal Social Club

International Workers’ Day, also known as Workers’ Day, labor Day in some countries and often referred to as May Day, is a celebration of laborers and the working classes that is promoted by the international labor movement which occurs every year on May Day (1 May), an ancient European spring festival.

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 organizations 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.

The first of May is a national, public holiday in many countries across the world, in most cases as «labor Day», «International Workers’ Day» or some similar name – although some countries celebrate a labor Day on other dates significant to them, such as the United States and Canada, which celebrate Labor Day on the first Monday of September.

As in many countries around the globe, Peru commemorates the labor movement and the achievement of workers’ rights on May 1st.

The Peruvian Labor Day was established as official public holiday in 1905 during the presidency of José Pardo y Barreda, after the first employment laws regulating the work of women and children, free Sundays, holidays and work accidents were introduced.

For this specific social club we made something special, we celebrated our national Labor Day holiday and for this we enabled a power point with many types of professions with their respective vocabulary so the students could practice their pronunciation.

At the same time our students interacted with the grammar focus and in pairs they started to ask questions to one another for about 5 minutes, they repeated this about two times because of the list of verbs; at the end all the students who participated in the social club did a role play for about 15 minutes where the other students had to guess which profession they were trying to act everybody enjoyed the social club it was fun and successful.

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