May Day

May Day, also known as Workers' Day or International Workers' Day, is a public holiday in many regions. May Day is observed on May 1 in most countries, however, some countries celebrate May Day on a different date.

May Day is to commemorate the Haymarket affair in Chicago. A strike promoting an eight-hour working day took place at Haymarket Square in Chicago from May 1 to 4, 1886. It was a peaceful rally at the beginning, however, on May 4, 1886, an bomb was exploded near the Haymarket Square when police arrived to break up the rally. Many police officers and protesters were killed by the blast.

The Haymarket Affair is usually considered as the origin of the International Workers' Day, please check the countries below to see when people celebrate May Day.

India | Australia

India: May Day is observed on May 1 in India, the following is the list of May Day from 2021 to 2025.

HolidayDateWeekday
May DayMay 1, 2021Saturday
May DayMay 1, 2022Sunday
May DayMay 1, 2023Monday
May DayMay 1, 2024Wednesday
May DayMay 1, 2025Thursday

Australia: May Day is observed on the 1st Monday in May in Northern Territory, Australia, the following is the list of May Day from 2021 to 2025.

HolidayDateWeekday
May DayMay 3, 2021Monday
May DayMay 2, 2022Monday
May DayMay 1, 2023Monday
May DayMay 6, 2024Monday
May DayMay 5, 2025Monday

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