Labour Day 2012 Dates
May 1st of every year is celebrated as Labour Day in India. It is also celebrated as International Workers’ Day. It is an annual holiday to celebrate the economic and social achievements of workers. Labour Day has its origins in the labour union movement, specifically the eight-hour day movement, which advocated eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation and eight hours for rest.
Labour Day has been celebrated on the first Monday in September in Canada since the 1880s. It is the first Monday in October in the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales and South Australia. In New Zealand (NZ), Labour Day is a public holiday held on the fourth Monday in October. In Trinidad and Tobago, Labour Day is celebrated every June 19. In Syria, Labour Day is celebrated on the first day of May, coinciding with May Day. In the USA, Labour Day is a federal holiday observed on the first Monday of September.