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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.

Demonstration with balloons in mexico city
Demonstrations occur on days like Labor Day in Mexico.

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.

Public Life

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.

About Labor Day / May Day in other countries

Read more about Labor Day / May Day.

Labor Day / May Day Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday Type
SatMay 12010Labor Day / May DayNational holiday
SunMay 12011Labor Day / May DayNational holiday
TueMay 12012Labor Day / May DayNational holiday
WedMay 12013Labor Day / May DayNational holiday
ThuMay 12014Labor Day / May DayNational holiday
FriMay 12015Labor Day / May DayNational holiday
SunMay 12016Labor Day / May DayNational holiday
MonMay 12017Labor Day / May DayNational holiday
TueMay 12018Labor Day / May DayNational holiday
WedMay 12019Labor Day / May DayNational holiday
FriMay 12020Labor Day / May DayNational holiday

Quick Facts

Mexico’s Labor Day is celebrated as a day off work and school on the first day of May.

Labor Day / May Day 2018

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Labor Day / May Day 2019

Wednesday, May 1, 2019


Name in other languages

Labor Day / May DayEnglish
Día del TrabajoSpanish
Tag der ArbeitGerman

List of dates for other years

Other holidays in May 2019 in Mexico

Fun Holiday on May 1, 2019

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