On 1st May, not just Labor Day or May Day, but also Maharashtra Day is celebrated.
Maharashtra Day is also called the Maharashtra Establishment Day in India.
On this day, this state of Maharashtra ‘Maharashtra’ was established. Earlier, Maharashtra and Gujarat had no separate existence. Both were part of a state of Bombay.
At that time, the number of people who spoke Marathi and Gujarati language in the Bombay region was the highest.
People who spoke Marathi and Gujarati language were asking for a separate state for themselves. People of both languages were fasting their movement day by day.
In fact, many States were formed under the Reorganization Act of 1956. Under this act, Karnataka was created for Kannada speakers, whereas Telugu speakers found Andhra Pradesh. Similarly,
Malayalam speakers were made Tamil Nadu state for Kerala and Tamil speakers. But Marathis and Gujaratis did not get a separate state. There were many agitations about this demand.
On May 1, 1960, the then Nehru government of India divided the Bombay state into two states under the Bombay Reorganization Act 1960- Maharashtra and Gujarat.
There was also a dispute between Bombay and Bombay in both states. The Marathas said that Bombay should meet them because most of the people there speak Marathi, whereas the Gujaratis said that Bombay was what they had, thanks to them. After all, Bombay was made the capital of Maharashtra.
To make Maharashtra Day special, many colorful events are organized every year on May one by the state government. A special parade is extracted by the Government of Maharashtra to make this day special.