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Feast of St Joseph the Worker in Vatican City (Holy See)

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 Feast of St Joseph the Worker a Public Holiday?

Feast of St Joseph the Worker 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 Feast of St Joseph the Worker

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Feast of St Joseph the Worker Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2017MonMay 1Feast of St Joseph the WorkerNational holiday
2018TueMay 1Feast of St Joseph the WorkerNational holiday
2019WedMay 1Feast of St Joseph the WorkerNational holiday
2020FriMay 1Feast of St Joseph the WorkerNational holiday
2021SatMay 1Feast of St Joseph the WorkerNational holiday
2022SunMay 1Feast of St Joseph the WorkerNational holiday
2023MonMay 1Feast of St Joseph the WorkerNational holiday
2024WedMay 1Feast of St Joseph the WorkerNational holiday
2025ThuMay 1Feast of St Joseph the WorkerNational holiday
2026FriMay 1Feast of St Joseph the WorkerNational holiday
2027SatMay 1Feast of St Joseph the WorkerNational holiday

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