Labor Day / May Day in Mexico
Labor Day (Día del Trabajo), also known as May Day (Primero de Mayo), is a public holiday in Mexico on May 1.
Celebrate Labor Day
Labor Day parades, rallies or demonstrations often feature large crowds holding banners to promote workers’ rights in the main streets of major cities. Having the day off means people can either relax at home or spend time with family or friends. Leisure activities include going to the theatre or movies, or going out for coffee or a meal.
Labor Day is a federal public holiday in Mexico. Banks, schools, government offices and many businesses are closed. People intending on travelling via public transport in Mexico should check with public transit authorities on any timetable or route changes.
About Labor Day
Mexico’s labor movement was repressed in places such as Cananea in the north. However, the Constitution of 1917 instigated significant social reforms to labor laws. According to some sources, a Labor Day parade was held in Mexico as early as 1913, but the holiday was first officially commemorated on May 1, 1923. Labor Day is not exclusive to Mexico – many other countries also celebrate Workers’ Day.
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Labor Day / May Day Observances
|Sat||May 1||2010||Labor Day / May Day||National holiday|
|Sun||May 1||2011||Labor Day / May Day||National holiday|
|Tue||May 1||2012||Labor Day / May Day||National holiday|
|Wed||May 1||2013||Labor Day / May Day||National holiday|
|Thu||May 1||2014||Labor Day / May Day||National holiday|
|Fri||May 1||2015||Labor Day / May Day||National holiday|
|Sun||May 1||2016||Labor Day / May Day||National holiday|
|Mon||May 1||2017||Labor Day / May Day||National holiday|
|Tue||May 1||2018||Labor Day / May Day||National holiday|
|Wed||May 1||2019||Labor Day / May Day||National holiday|
|Fri||May 1||2020||Labor Day / May Day||National holiday|
Quick FactsMexico’s Labor Day is celebrated as a day off work and school on the first day of May.
Labor Day / May Day 2016Sunday, May 1, 2016
Labor Day / May Day 2017Monday, May 1, 2017
Name in other languages
|Labor Day / May Day||English|
|Día del Trabajo||Spanish|
|Tag der Arbeit||German|
Other holidays in May 2016 in Mexico
- Battle of Puebla – Thursday, May 5, 2016
- Mother's Day – Tuesday, May 10, 2016
- Teacher's Day – Sunday, May 15, 2016
- Corpus Christi – Thursday, May 26, 2016