The Evolution of Work Rights and Labor Day Around the World
More than 160 countries celebrate Labor Day and have May 1st as a National Holiday, and in some cases, even the following Monday! This first Monday of September is a holiday in both the United States and Canada. Depending on the where in the world you celebrate it, it can be the first or second Monday in March, or May. In Australia and New Zealand, it’s also a National holiday but it falls on the fourth Monday of October! All these festivities share a common origin — commemorating the efforts to improve workers’ conditions across the globe.