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May 1st in Sweden

Labor Day is also known as International Workers’ Day and May Day. It’s a public holiday in many countries worldwide. It usually occurs around May 1, but several countries observe it on other dates.

Is May 1st a Public Holiday?

May 1st is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

In 2022, it falls on a Sunday, and some businesses may choose to follow Sunday opening hours.

A young girl laying in the grass in the spring sun surrounded by daisies.

Labor Day is often used as a day to defend workers’ rights.

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About May 1st

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May 1st Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2017MonMay 1May 1stPublic holiday
2018TueMay 1May 1stPublic holiday
2019WedMay 1May 1stPublic holiday
2020FriMay 1May 1stPublic holiday
2021SatMay 1May 1stPublic holiday
2022SunMay 1May 1stPublic holiday
2023MonMay 1May 1stPublic holiday
2024WedMay 1May 1stPublic holiday
2025ThuMay 1May 1stPublic holiday
2026FriMay 1May 1stPublic holiday
2027SatMay 1May 1stPublic holiday

While we diligently research and update our holiday dates, some of the information in the table above may be preliminary. If you find an error, please let us know.