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Labor Day in Mexico is one of the government holidays that has nothing to do with a specific person or with a holiday. Labor Day is on May 1st, as it is in most countries around the world. Mexico's Labor Day being on May 1st does actually have some meaning behind it. In 1906, there were labor union uproars and repression in the cities of Cananea, Sonora and in 1907 in Rio Blanco, Veracruz..

Labor Day in Mexico means no government office works. There are no banks, postal services, and many restaurants close as well.

Labor Day isn't all rest and relaxation; it is used as a time to peacefully protest against the issues that might arise with whatever company the particular employees work for. There are several labor unions that unite together to protest specifically on this day to get better health benefits, better treatment, etc. You can see different companies protesting on main streets and in front of city halls often on Labor Day.

In Northern European cultures May Day evolved as a celebration of youth, love and having lived through another winter.

 

Interesting that the U.S. is one of the few industrialized nations that does not recognize May 1st as a holiday, The United States changed the day of workers celebration when the Soviet Union celebrated the day with much vigor, as a central holiday in the communist calendar.

For whatever reasons you may have may you (puns intended) have a wonderful May 1st in Mexico!
 

 

 

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