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MAY DAY / LABOUR DAY

When is May Day / Labour Day in 2019?

May Day / Labour Day in 2019 is on the Monday, 6th of May (5/06/2019).

May Day / Labour Day is on the 126th day of 2019. There are 239 days left in the year.

May Day / Labour Day Facts

  • Date: May 06, 2019
  • National
  • Also Called: International Workers' Day
  • Celebrations: Street demonstrations
May Day / Labour Day

May Day also known as Labour Day or International Workers' Day celebrated every year on 1st May. This day is a national holiday in more than 80 countries and also celebrated unofficially in many other countries.

May Day originates from the United States labor union movement in the late 19th Century, particularly the eight-hour day movement, which advocated eight hours for work per day. In Late nineteenth century the working conditions were severe and unsafe. Working people had to work 12-16 hours per day. In 1884 the FOLTU (Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions) which later became the American Federation of Labor passed a resolution that "eight hours shall constitute a legal day's labor from and after 1st May, 1886". By 1886 around 250,000 workers were involved in the eight-hour Day movement. On 1st May, 1886 several labour unions across the US went on strike, demanding a standard eight hours of workday. On 4th May there was bloodshed in Chicago's Haymarket, a bomb was thrown by a revolutionist led to the deaths of a dozen of people and the injury of over 100 people. Five years later this day is recognized as a holiday by a socialist organization.

May Day is celebrated to pay tribute to the contributions, workers have made to make the world strong and prosper. This day is dedicated to the workers for their economic and social achievements.

May Day / Labour Day Observances

DAY
DATE
HOLIDAY NAME
  • Mon
  • May 06, 2013
  • Mon
  • May 05, 2014
  • Mon
  • May 04, 2015
  • Mon
  • May 02, 2016
  • Mon
  • May 01, 2017
  • Mon
  • May 07, 2018
  • Mon
  • May 06, 2019

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of Australia in 2019

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
TuesdayTueJan 01, 2019Jan 01New Year's Day
SaturdaySatJan 26, 2019Jan 26Australia Day
MondayMonMar 04, 2019Mar 04Labour Day (WA)
MondayMonMar 11, 2019Mar 11Labour Day (VIC)
MondayMonMar 11, 2019Mar 11Eight Hours Day (TAS)
MondayMonMar 11, 2019Mar 11Canberra Day (ACT)
FridayFriApr 19, 2019Apr 19Good Friday
SundaySunApr 21, 2019Apr 21Easter Sunday
MondayMonApr 22, 2019Apr 22Easter Monday
ThursdayThuApr 25, 2019Apr 25Anzac Day
MondayMonMay 06, 2019May 06May Day (NT)
MondayMonJun 03, 2019Jun 03Western Australia Day (WA)
MondayMonJun 10, 2019Jun 10Queen's Birthday (Most region)
MondayMonAug 05, 2019Aug 05Picnic Day (NT)
MondayMonOct 07, 2019Oct 07Labour Day (Most Region)
MondayMonOct 07, 2019Oct 07Queen's Birthday (QLD)
WednesdayWedDec 25, 2019Dec 25Christmas Day
ThursdayThuDec 26, 2019Dec 26Boxing Day