|Enzo celebrating Labor Day|
In sudore vultus tui vesceris pane
In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread
Labor Day is celebrated in Brazil and in several countries on May 1st. In Brazil , it was only on September 26, 1924 that this date became official, after a decree of the then President Arthur Bernardes.
In sudore vultus tui vesceris pane - you will gain bread with the sweat of your face – it's in the Vulgate (translation of the Bible into Latin), in Genesis 3:19. That's the punishment imposed on men by God after expelling Adam and Eve from Paradise for having disobeyed His will. Thus, work is attributed to an aspect of sacrifice, punishment, and reparation.
|GUSTAVE DORE (1861) - Adam and Eve Driven Out of Eden|
|Tripaliu - torture instrument|
Even so, labor remains an ambiguous reality: hated, on the one hand, as something that has to be endured and which continues to be seen as a punishment, but valued, on the other hand, as a fundamental element in people's lives, being the main source of well-being, prosperity and tranquility.
|Bennett ironizing Labor relationships|