May 1 is Labor Day in most countries of the world. It refers to celebrating the economic and social achievements of workers.
This day is popularly known as May Day or International Labor Day. In some countries, especially Canada and the United States, it is celebrated on the first Monday in September.
The celebration on this day is a reminder of the implementation of the eight-hour workday for workers from a difficult work environment.
Which Countries are Celebrating May 1 Day?
Albania, Australia, Bahamas, Canada, China, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, India, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Malta, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, United States, Vietnam, Cuba, Laos, North Korea, and the former Soviet Union countries countries are considered as May 1 is the International Labour Day. Also these countries are declaring holiday on this day.
Why We Celebrates May 1 International Workers Day?
Labor Day or Labor Day is an annual holiday celebrated around the world. It refers to the celebration of the economic and social achievements of workers from the trade union movement.
Most countries celebrate Labor Day on May 1. This day is popularly known as May Day and International Labor Day. Canada and the United States celebrate on the first Monday in September.
The celebration of Labor Day has its origins in an eight-hour day movement. It refers to eight hours of work, eight hours of entertainment and eight hours of rest.
Labor Day: Most countries celebrate May 1st. It is also known as May Day and International Labor Day. In Europe this day had an old significance as a rural festival that was far more important and powerful than the Labor Day movement. The holiday is internationalized and many countries have multi-day celebrations, including parades, shows and patriotic and labor-related events. However, in northern Europe Valburkis night is celebrated the night before. Also, this holiday is associated with Labor Day in some countries.
The banner “Long Live May Day” at the 2004 Mumbai Rally Bolivia, Bosnia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, China, Crodia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Congo Democratic Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Germany Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia (locally known as Hari Broh), Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Latvia, Ludhiana, Lebanon, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Maldives Morocco, Myanmar (Burma), Nigeria, North Korea, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Russia Federation, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Serbia, Serbia May 1 is a national holiday in Sweden, Syria, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, Uganda, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
May 2 is also a national holiday in Salvonia, Serbia and Ukraine.
While May 1 is a national holiday in Poland, it was simply renamed “State Holiday” in 1990 from Labor Day.
In the UK and some Caribbean countries, Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday in May, which does not occur as often as it may coincide with May 1st. These include England, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, the Dominican Republic, the British Territory of Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Furthermore, the Queensland and Northern Territories follow this policy, as described in the Australia section below.