Some centuries ago, there was no rule to get paid for leaves. You will get payment if you work. Situation in industrial revolution was even worse; when workers struck with accident in any industry, they have to go through intensive treatment but have no money due to off work but later on concept of paid leave developed and here we tell you when and how it happen.
The answer is that concept of paid was introduced in England in the month of September 1752.
Here is an interesting historical fact and answer to the above question. Just have a look at the calendar for the month of September 1752.
Go to Google type “September 1752 calendar” & see for yourself. You will notice, 11 days are simply missing from the month.
Here’s the explanation: This was the month during which England shifted from the Roman Julian Calendar to the Gregorian Calendar.
A Julian year was 11 days longer than a Gregorian year. So, the King of England issued order to wipe off 11 days the face of that particular month.
So, the workers got payment of whole month on working of 11 days. That’s how the concept of “paid leave” was born. Hail the King!!!
In the Roman Julian Calendar, April used to be the first month of the year; but the Gregorian Calendar observed January as the first month. Even after shifting to the Gregorian Calendar, many people refused to give up old traditions and continued celebrating 1st April as the New Year’s Day. When simple orders did not work, the King finally issued a royal direction: “Those who celebrated 1st April as the new year’s day will be labelled as fools”.
From then on, 1st April became April Fool’s Day. History is really interesting.
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