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Labor Day (Labour Day)

Labor Day celebrates workers and their rights all around the world
Labor Day

Labor Day celebrates workers and their rights all around the world. It stems from labor unions’ demands for better labor laws, including more days off.

Most countries celebrate it on May 1st, or May Day, which has been designated by the United Nations as International Workers' Day. In some countries, demonstrations and protests are held to fight for better workers’ rights while in most countries, the day is a holiday for relaxation away from work where family activities are common. 

There are a few countries that celebrate Labor Day on a different date, such as the United States and Canada that celebrate Labor Day on the first Monday of September.