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MAY DAY / LABOUR DAY

When is May Day / Labour Day in 2022?

May Day / Labour Day in 2022 is on the Monday, 2nd of May (5/02/2022).

May Day / Labour Day is on the 122rd day of 2022. There are 243 days left in the year.

May Day / Labour Day Facts

  • Date: May 02, 2022
  • 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
  • Mon
  • May 04, 2020
  • Mon
  • May 03, 2021

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of Australia in 2021

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
FridayFriJan 01, 2021Jan 01New Year's Day
TuesdayTueJan 26, 2021Jan 26Australia Day
MondayMonMar 01, 2021Mar 01Labour Day (WA)
MondayMonMar 08, 2021Mar 08Labour Day (VIC)
MondayMonMar 08, 2021Mar 08Eight Hours Day (TAS)
MondayMonMar 08, 2021Mar 08Canberra Day (ACT)
FridayFriApr 02, 2021Apr 02Good Friday
SundaySunApr 04, 2021Apr 04Easter Sunday
MondayMonApr 05, 2021Apr 05Easter Monday
SundaySunApr 25, 2021Apr 25Anzac Day
MondayMonMay 03, 2021May 03May Day (NT)
MondayMonJun 07, 2021Jun 07Western Australia Day (WA)
MondayMonJun 14, 2021Jun 14Queen's Birthday (Most region)
MondayMonAug 02, 2021Aug 02Picnic Day (NT)
MondayMonSep 27, 2021Sep 27Queen's Birthday (WA)
MondayMonOct 04, 2021Oct 04Labour Day (Most Region)
MondayMonOct 04, 2021Oct 04Queen's Birthday (QLD)
SaturdaySatDec 25, 2021Dec 25Christmas Day
SundaySunDec 26, 2021Dec 26Boxing Day
MondayMonDec 27, 2021Dec 27Christmas Day Holiday
TuesdayTueDec 28, 2021Dec 28Boxing Day Holiday