What May Day?

  • “What May Day?” asks Mosaddek Ali as he and his two co-workers push a rice-laden cart in Dhaka’s Fakirapool amid a coronavirus lockdown and hot summer weather on Saturday, May 1, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    “What May Day?” asks Mosaddek Ali as he and his two co-workers push a rice-laden cart in Dhaka’s Fakirapool amid a coronavirus lockdown and hot summer weather on Saturday, May 1, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Workers push a rice-laden cart in Dhaka’s Fakirapool amid a coronavirus lockdown and hot summer weather on Saturday, May 1, 2021 that commemorates the historic May Day. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Workers push a rice-laden cart in Dhaka’s Fakirapool amid a coronavirus lockdown and hot summer weather on Saturday, May 1, 2021 that commemorates the historic May Day. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Labourers who carry goods in Dhaka’s Karwan Bazar market do not have a respite amid a coronavirus lockdown and hot summer weather on Saturday, May 1, 2021 that commemorates the historic May Day. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Labourers who carry goods in Dhaka’s Karwan Bazar market do not have a respite amid a coronavirus lockdown and hot summer weather on Saturday, May 1, 2021 that commemorates the historic May Day. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Labourers who carry goods in Dhaka’s Karwan Bazar market do not have a respite amid a coronavirus lockdown and hot summer weather on Saturday, May 1, 2021 that commemorates the historic May Day. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Labourers who carry goods in Dhaka’s Karwan Bazar market do not have a respite amid a coronavirus lockdown and hot summer weather on Saturday, May 1, 2021 that commemorates the historic May Day. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A labourer takes a nap by crouching in his basket in Dhaka’s Karwan Bazar market amid a coronavirus lockdown and hot summer weather on Saturday, May 1, 2021 that commemorates the historic May Day. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A labourer takes a nap by crouching in his basket in Dhaka’s Karwan Bazar market amid a coronavirus lockdown and hot summer weather on Saturday, May 1, 2021 that commemorates the historic May Day. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • It is a global holiday on the historic May Day, but day labourers unaware of the significance of the day have no respite amid a coronavirus lockdown and hot summer weather on Saturday, May 1, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    It is a global holiday on the historic May Day, but day labourers unaware of the significance of the day have no respite amid a coronavirus lockdown and hot summer weather on Saturday, May 1, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • It is a global holiday on the historic May Day, but day labourers unaware of the significance of the day have no respite amid a coronavirus lockdown and hot summer weather on Saturday, May 1, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    It is a global holiday on the historic May Day, but day labourers unaware of the significance of the day have no respite amid a coronavirus lockdown and hot summer weather on Saturday, May 1, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi