Monday 15 June Tuesday 16 June Wednesday 17 June Friday 19 June Saturday 20 June Sunday 21 June Monday 22 June Tuesday 23 June Wednesday 24 June Thursday 25 June Friday 26 June Saturday 27 June Sunday 28 June Monday 29 June Tuesday 30 June Wednesday 1 July Thursday 2 July Friday 3 July Saturday 4 July Sunday 5 July Monday 6 July Tuesday 7 July Wednesday 8 July Thursday 9 July Friday 10 July Saturday 11 July Sunday 12 July Monday 13 July Tuesday 14 July Wednesday 15 July Thursday 16 July Friday 17 July Saturday 18 July Sunday 19 July Monday 20 July By the time it became an official federal holiday in , thirty US states officially celebrated Labor Day.
May Day has been a focal point for demonstrations by various socialist, communist and anarchist groups since the Second International.
May Day is one of the most important holidays in communist countries such as China , North Korea , Cuba and the former Soviet Union countries. May Day celebrations in these countries typically feature elaborate workforce parades, including displays of military hardware and soldiers.
Saint Joseph is the patron saint of workers and craftsmen, among others. Eastern Bloc countries such as the Soviet Union and most countries of central and eastern Europe that were under the rule of communist governments held official May Day celebrations in every town and city, during which party leaders greeted the crowds. Workers carried banners with political slogans and many companies decorated their company cars.
The biggest celebration of 1 May usually occurred in the capital of a particular communist country and usually included a military display and the presence of the president and the secretary general of the party. It became an enduring symbol of that period. In Poland , since , party leaders led the official parades. In Hungary, May Day was officially celebrated under the communist regime, and remains a public holiday. Traditionally, the day was marked by dancing around designated "May trees".
In Algeria , 1 May is a public holiday celebrated as Labour Day. In Egypt , 1 May is known as Labour Day and is considered a paid holiday. The President of Egypt traditionally presides over the official May Day celebrations. In Ethiopia , 1 May is a public holiday and celebrated as Worker's Day. It is a day to celebrate all workers across the country. It is celebrated with a parade by trade unions and labour associations.
In Kenya , 1 May is a public holiday and celebrated as Labour Day. The Minister for Labour and occasionally the President address the workers. Each year, the government approves and increases the minimum wage on Labour Day. In Libya , International Workers' Day was declared a national public holiday by the National Transitional Council in the first year of the post-Qaddafi era. On 1 May , then Libyan leader Colonel Mu'ammar Al-Qaddafi addressed the nation in the capital city of Tripoli calling for administrative and also economic reforms across Libya.
In Morocco , 1 May is recognized as a public holiday on 1 May. Celebrates workers day on 1 May in Mozambique. Since , 1 May is a public holiday in Nigeria. On the day, people gather while, traditionally, the president of the Nigeria Labour Congress and other politicians address workers. In Somalia , 1 May is a public holiday and celebrated as the Labour Day. In South Africa , Workers' Day has been celebrated as a national public holiday on 1 May each year since Police violence caused the death of 18 people across Soweto.
It has its origins within the historical struggles of workers and their trade unions internationally for solidarity between working people in their struggles to win fair employment standards and more importantly, to establish a culture of human and worker rights and to ensure that these are enshrined in international law and the national law.
It also called for workers to stay home from work that day. After its first universal election in , 1 May was adopted as a public holiday, celebrated for the first time in In Tanzania , it is a public holiday on 1 May and celebrated as the Worker's Day.
In Uganda , Labour Day is a public holiday on 1 May. In Argentina , Workers' Day is an official holiday on 1 May, and is frequently associated with labour unions. Celebrations related to labour are held including demonstrations in major cities. The first Workers' Day celebration was in , when Argentinian unions organized several celebrations in Buenos Aires and other cities, at the same time that the international labour movement celebrated it for the first time.
In Brazil , Workers' Day is an official holiday that is celebrated on 1 May, and unions commemorate it with day-long public events. In Canada, Labour Day is celebrated in September. Labor Day in the United States is on the same day. May Day is however marked by unions and leftists. It is celebrated on 1 May. May Day is an important day of trade union and community group protest in the province of Quebec though not a provincial state holiday. The tradition had a renaissance at the time of a mass strike in On the May Day, the first contemporary demonstration was organized by the major trade union confederations; over 30, trade unionists took part in this demonstration.
Further, it is the customary date on which the minimum wage rises. During these rallies, representatives of the major left-wing political parties speak to the assemblies on the issues of the day concerning workers' rights.
First celebrated in ,  labor day is a public holiday, and at the same time an important day for government activities.
On this day, the President of Costa Rica gives a speech to the citizens and the legislature of Costa Rica about the duties that were undertaken through the previous year. The president of the legislature is also chosen by its members. This day is known as Labour Day in Cuba. People march in the streets, showing their support to the Cuban Communist government and the Cuban Revolution during the whole morning.
In Ecuador, 1 May is an official public holiday known as Labour Day. People do not go to work and spend time with their relatives or gather for demonstrations. It also commemorates the Cananea Strike of in the Mexican state of Sonora.
In the United States, a "Labor Day", celebrated on the first Monday of each September was given increasing state recognition from , and became an official federal holiday in Efforts to switch Labor Day from September to 1 May [ citation needed ] have not been successful. In , 1 May was established as Loyalty Day by the U. Veterans of Foreign Wars as a way to counter communist influence and recruitment at May Day rallies. Unions and radical organizations including anarchist groups and socialist and communist parties have kept the international May Day tradition alive with rallies and demonstrations.
In especially large demonstrations took place, and violence greeted the normally peaceful parades in Boston, New York, and Cleveland and a number of people were killed. In , 1 May was chosen by mostly Latino immigrant groups in the United States as the day for the Great American Boycott , a general strike of illegal immigrant workers and supporters to protest H.
From 10 April to 1 May of that year, immigrant families in the U. They were joined by socialist and other leftist organizations on 1 May. In March , the International Longshore and Warehouse Union announced that dockworkers will move no cargo at any West Coast ports on 1 May , as a protest against the continuation of the Iraq War and the diversion of resources from domestic needs. On 1 May , members of Occupy Wall Street and labor unions held protests together in a number of cities in the United States and Canada to commemorate May Day and to protest the state of the economy and economic inequality.
On 1 May , immigrants' rights advocates, labor unions and leftists held protests against the immigration and economic policies of President Donald Trump in cities throughout the US, Chicago and Los Angeles having some of the largest marches. In Uruguay, 1 May — Workers' Day — is an official holiday. Even when it is associated with labour unions, almost all workers tend to respect it. Since the late s, the main event takes place at the First of May Square in Montevideo.
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