Labor Day in Ukraine
Labor Day, also known as May Day, is an annual Ukrainian national holiday on May 1 to honor workers’ rights and achievements. Labor Day is a holiday in many countries around the world.
What do people do?
Labor Day, or Labour Day, is a day off for many workers in Ukraine. Political gatherings and demonstrations are sometimes organized in some cities during the day. Many people enjoy the warmer weather with outdoor activities on this public holiday, also known as May Day.
Labor Day is a national public holiday in Ukraine so many shops, museums, and libraries, as well as government offices and educational institutions are closed.
Labor Day, on May 1, was traditionally a holiday to celebrate the spring, before becoming a day for workers during the 19th century. In the former Soviet Union (which the Ukraine was once a part of), workers and students attended parades, bringing flowers, balloons and posters.
Labor Day Observances
|Sat||May 1||2010||Labor Day||National holiday|
|Sun||May 1||2011||Labor Day||National holiday|
|Tue||May 1||2012||Labor Day||National holiday|
|Wed||May 1||2013||Labor Day||National holiday|
|Thu||May 1||2014||Labor Day||National holiday|
|Fri||May 1||2015||Labor Day||National holiday|
|Mon||May 2||2016||Labor Day||National holiday|
|Mon||May 1||2017||Labor Day||National holiday|
|Tue||May 1||2018||Labor Day||National holiday|
|Wed||May 1||2019||Labor Day||National holiday|
|Fri||May 1||2020||Labor Day||National holiday|
Quick FactsLabor Day is a public holiday across the Ukraine, celebrated on or around May 1 each year.
Labor Day 2015Friday, May 1, 2015
Labor Day 2016Monday, May 2, 2016
Name in other languages
|День міжнародної солідарності трудящих||Ukrainian|
|Tag der Arbeit||German|
Other holidays in May 2016 in Ukraine
- Orthodox Easter Day – Sunday, May 1, 2016
- Orthodox Easter Day holiday – Monday, May 2, 2016
- Labor Day Holiday – Tuesday, May 3, 2016
- Mother's Day – Sunday, May 8, 2016
- Victory Day / Memorial Day – Monday, May 9, 2016
- Europe Day – Saturday, May 21, 2016
- Cultural Workers and Folk Artists Day – Sunday, May 22, 2016
- Kiev Day – Sunday, May 29, 2016