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Labour Day

Labour Day 2020, 2021 and 2022

As in many other European countries, 1 May in Liechtenstein is a holiday for Labour Day. Though Labour Day has a significant history, most people today view it as little more than an additional day to get off work.

YearDateDayHoliday
20201 MayFriLabour Day
20211 MaySatLabour Day
20221 MaySunLabour Day
20231 MayMonLabour Day
20241 MayWedLabour Day

The origin of the holiday is the 4 May 1886 Haymarket Massacre during a labour protest in Chicago, USA. As the world industrialised in the mid to late 1800’s, the dismal working conditions in many factories led to a protest movement.

The Haymarket Massacre became a key moment in the movement, leading to the establishment of Labour Day, then called “International Workers Day”, to demand things like an 8-hour work day, safer working conditions, and increased pay.

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