The day is closely associated with “the-eight-hour-day-movement”. The movement recommended equilibrium in a worker’s day: eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest. The international socialist movement declared May 1 as the date to commemorate those who died for the cause and also to observe the workers’ struggle.
In Hong Kong, workers take the day off. Some workers join demonstration parades to voice labour problems like conventional working hours, minimum wages, the system, collective bargaining, and health concerns. Labor organizations and Unions paricipate the march to fight for workers rights. Victoria Park could be the area to do the protest assembly.
Some store promotions are created within this interval.