Labour Day Kenya History – May Day, International Workers’ Day
Labour Day or Labor Day is an annual holiday celebrated all over the world that resulted from the labour union movement, to celebrate the economic and social achievements of workers.
The majority of countries celebrate Labour Day on May 1, and it is popularly known as May Day and International Workers’ Day, with One notable exception is the United States, where Labor Day falls on the first Monday of September.
The celebration of Labour Day has its origins in the Eight-hour day movement, which advocated eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest.
Today, Labor Day is often regarded as a day of rest and parades.
Speeches or political demonstrations are more low-key in May 1 Labour Day celebrations in most countries, although events held by labor organizations often feature political themes and appearances by candidates for office, especially in election years.
Forms of celebration varies from different people, religion, parades, culture among other customs but mostly include picnics, barbecues, fireworks displays, water sports, day outs and public art events.
Labour day Kenya President Speech or Labour CS Speech
In Kenya Labour day is celebrated by the President as the guest of Honour. In His absence, Labour CS is invited and in his absence the Secretary General of COTU presides over the event.
The Main celebration is held in Nairobi at the Historical Uhuru Park.
Labour day Kenya Public Holiday
Labour Day in Kenya is a gazetted public holiday. All government workers are exempted from reporting to work on that day. Private employees are entitled to overtime allowances if they report to work.
This is the day when workers expect to get a salary review from the government.
Labour day Kenya Quotes, Wishes, Greetings
Choose the job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life … Confucius
No body can think straight, who does not work. Idleness warps the mind … Henry Ford
God sells us all things at the price of labor. ~Leonardo da Vinci
Work isn’t to make money; you work to justify life. ~Marc Chagall
Without labor nothing prospers. ~Sophocles
Labor was the first price, the original purchase-money that was paid for all things. It was not by gold or by silver, but by labor, that all wealth of the world was originally purchased. ~Adam Smith
Man is so made that he can only find relaxation from one kind of labor by taking up another. ~Anatole France
God give me work, till my life shall end
And life, till my work is done.
~Epitaph of Winifred Holtby
The only liberty an inferior man really cherishes is the liberty to quit work, stretch out in the sun, and scratch himself. ~H.L. Mencken
The end of labor is to gain leisure. ~Aristotle
Labour day Kenya SMS Messages
Labor rids us of three great evils; tediousness, vice, and poverty. – Anonymous
A mind always employed is always happy. This is the true secret, the grand recipe, for felicity.– Thomas Jefferson
He who labors diligently need never despair; for all things are accomplished by diligence and labor.– Menander
“With intellectual labor your hard work is forever, while with manual labor your hard work is temporary and soon forgotten.”– Jarod Kintz
“A man who goes into a restaurant and blatantly disrespects the servers shows a strong discontent with his own being. Deep down he knows that restaurant service is the closest thing he will ever experience to being served like a king.”– Criss Jami, Killosophy
“My father taught me to work; he did not teach me to love it.”– Abraham Lincoln
Labour day Kenya Joke: The Day of Resurrection!
A very zealous soul-winning young preacher from Nairobi County ventured out on Labour Day to preach to workers about the day of resurrection. He came upon a potato farmer at Molo in Nakuru County working in his farm.
Being concerned about the farmer’s soul the preacher asked the man, “Are you labouring this Labour Day in the vineyard of the Lord my good man?”
Not even looking at the preacher and continuing his work the farmer replied, “No, these are potatoes.”
“You don’t understand,” said the preacher. “Are you a Christian?”
With the same disinterest as his previous answer the farmer said, “Nope my name is Isaya. You must be looking for Christian Ruto. He lives a kilometer west of here in a place called Mau Summit.”
The young determined preacher tried again asking the farmer, “Are you lost?”
“No! I’ve lived here all my life,” answered the farmer.
“Are you prepared for the resurrection?” the frustrated preacher asked.
This caught the farmer’s attention and he asked, “When is it gonna be?”
Thinking he had accomplished something the young preacher replied, “It could be today, tomorrow, or the next day.”
Taking a handkerchief from his back pocket and wiping his brow, the farmer remarked, “Well, don’t mention it to my wife. She doesn’t get out much and she will want to go all three days.”