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MAY DAY / LABOUR DAY

When is May Day / Labour Day in 2018?

May Day / Labour Day in 2018 is on the Monday, 7th of May (5/07/2018).

May Day / Labour Day is on the 127th day of 2018. There are 238 days left in the year.

Quick Facts : May Day / Labour Day

  • Date: May 07, 2018
  • 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

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of Australia in 2018

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
MondayMonJan 01, 2018Jan 01New Year's Day
FridayFriJan 26, 2018Jan 26Australia Day
MondayMonMar 05, 2018Mar 05Labour Day (WA)
MondayMonMar 12, 2018Mar 12Labour Day (VIC)
MondayMonMar 12, 2018Mar 12Eight Hours Day (TAS)
MondayMonMar 12, 2018Mar 12Canberra Day (ACT)
FridayFriMar 30, 2018Mar 30Good Friday
MondayMonApr 02, 2018Apr 02Easter Monday
WednesdayWedApr 25, 2018Apr 25Anzac Day
MondayMonMay 07, 2018May 07May Day (NT)
MondayMonJun 04, 2018Jun 04Western Australia Day (WA)
MondayMonJun 11, 2018Jun 11Queen's Birthday (Most region)
MondayMonAug 06, 2018Aug 06Picnic Day (NT)
MondayMonOct 01, 2018Oct 01Labour Day (Most Region)
MondayMonOct 01, 2018Oct 01Queen's Birthday (QLD)
MondayMonOct 08, 2018Oct 08Family & Community Day (ACT)
TuesdayTueDec 25, 2018Dec 25Christmas Day
WednesdayWedDec 26, 2018Dec 26Boxing Day