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May Day in Ghana

May Day, or Labor Day, is a public holiday in many countries worldwide. It usually occurs around May 1, but the date varies across countries. It is associated with the start of spring as well as the celebration of workers.

Is May Day a Public Holiday?

May Day is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

May Day, known as Labor Day in some countries, is a day of rest and is usually held in the spring.
May Day, known as Labor Day in some countries, is a day of rest and is usually held in the spring.
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About May Day

Read more about May Day.

May Day Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2013WedMay 1May DayPublic Holiday
2014ThuMay 1May DayPublic Holiday
2015FriMay 1May DayPublic Holiday
2016SunMay 1May DayPublic Holiday
2016MonMay 2May Day observedPublic Holiday
2017MonMay 1May DayPublic Holiday
2018TueMay 1May DayPublic Holiday
2019WedMay 1May DayPublic Holiday
2020FriMay 1May DayPublic Holiday

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