Do you know why Sunday is a holiday?
After working for a whole week, we all wait for Sunday. Because on Sundays all offices, schools and colleges are closed. But have you ever wondered why Sunday is celebrated as a public holiday in India. Because of which Sunday was declared as a holiday. Let us find out the reason behind declaring Sunday as a holiday.
History of declaring Sunday or Sunday as a holiday.
When the British ruled India, the mill workers had to work for seven days, they would not get any leave. Every Sunday, British officials used to go to church and pray, but there was no such tradition for mill workers. At that time Shri Narayan Meghaji Lokhande was the leader of mill laborers, he proposed weekly leave to the British and said that after working 6 days, one day a week should also be found to serve our country and society.
With this, he said that Sunday is the day of the Hindu deity "Khandoba", so Sunday should also be declared as a weekly holiday. But his proposal was rejected by the British authorities. But Lokhande did not give up and continued his struggle. Finally, after a long struggle of 7 years, on 10 June 1890, the British government finally declared Sunday as a day off. Surprisingly, the Indian government has never issued any orders regarding this.