Labor Day

May Day, or Labor Day, is a public holiday in many countries worldwide. It usually occurs around May 1, but the date varies across countries. It is associated with the start of spring as well as the celebration of workers.
May 1st, International Worker’s Day, commemorates the historic struggle of working people throughout the world, and is recognized in every country except the United States and Canada. This is despite the fact that the holiday began in the 1880’s in the U.S., with the fight for an eight-hour work day led by immigrant workers.
In Mexico, May 1st is a Federal holiday known as Día del Trabajo (Labor Day) or Primero de Mayo. Banks, schools, government offices and many businesses are closed, but most shopping centers and many restaurants will remain open for business.
Having the day off means people can either relax at home or spend time with family or friends. In the main streets of major cities, Labor Day parades, rallies or demonstrations often feature large crowds holding banners to promote workers’ rights.
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