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MAY DAY / LABOUR DAY

When is May Day / Labour Day in 2023?

May Day / Labour Day in 2023 is on the Monday, 1st of May (5/01/2023).

May Day / Labour Day is on the 121nd day of 2023. There are 244 days left in the year.

May Day / Labour Day Facts

  • Date: May 01, 2023
  • 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
  • Mon
  • May 02, 2022

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of Australia in 2022

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
SaturdaySatJan 01, 2022Jan 01New Year's Day
MondayMonJan 03, 2022Jan 03New Year's Day Holiday
WednesdayWedJan 26, 2022Jan 26Australia Day
MondayMonMar 07, 2022Mar 07Labour Day (WA)
MondayMonMar 14, 2022Mar 14Canberra Day (ACT)
MondayMonMar 14, 2022Mar 14Eight Hours Day (TAS)
MondayMonMar 14, 2022Mar 14Labour Day (VIC)
FridayFriApr 15, 2022Apr 15Good Friday
SundaySunApr 17, 2022Apr 17Easter Sunday
MondayMonApr 18, 2022Apr 18Easter Monday
MondayMonApr 25, 2022Apr 25Anzac Day
MondayMonMay 02, 2022May 02May Day (NT)
MondayMonJun 06, 2022Jun 06Western Australia Day (WA)
MondayMonJun 13, 2022Jun 13Queen's Birthday (Most region)
MondayMonAug 01, 2022Aug 01Picnic Day (NT)
MondayMonSep 26, 2022Sep 26Queen's Birthday (WA)
MondayMonOct 03, 2022Oct 03Labour Day (Most Region)
MondayMonOct 03, 2022Oct 03Queen's Birthday (QLD)
SundaySunDec 25, 2022Dec 25Christmas Day
MondayMonDec 26, 2022Dec 26Christmas Day Holiday
MondayMonDec 26, 2022Dec 26Boxing Day
TuesdayTueDec 27, 2022Dec 27Boxing Day Holiday
SaturdaySatDec 31, 2022Dec 31New Year's Eve