Labor Day / May Day in Vanuatu ― Date, History, and Details

Labor Day / May Day in Vanuatu

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History of Labor Day / May Day in Vanuatu and How to Celebrate/ Observe It

Labor Day, also known as May Day, is a public holiday in Vanuatu that celebrates the achievements of workers and labor organizations. It is held on the first Monday in May.

Labor Day traces its origins back to the late 19th century, when working conditions were often poor and workers had few rights. In response, workers began to organize and form unions to fight for better conditions.

May Day became an international day of solidarity for workers in 1889, after a worker uprising in Chicago, USA. The following year, workers in Vanuatu held their own May Day celebrations.

Today, Labor Day is still an important day for workers in Vanuatu. It is a time to reflect on the progress that has been made in terms of workers’ rights and to call for further improvements.