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Labour Day

Labour Day 2025 and 2026

Venezuela observes Labour Day on 1 May to celebrate the contributions of ordinary workers to the Venezuelan society and economy. This day is also the traditional day on which many trade unions hold big rallies, strikes, and protests to demand higher wages and better working conditions.

20251 MayThuLabour Day
20261 MayFriLabour Day
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Caracas is the centre of Labour Day activities, but they extend across the whole nation. Labourers from every industry are involved in parades and rallies, and there can sometimes be an unsettled feeling as tensions mount nationwide. In recent years, experiments with Socialism and extreme political unrest have polarised Labour Day events even more than what’s usual.

But this is only half the story about Labour Day in Venezuela. From a more domestic point of view, it’s a simple day off work for workers who appreciate a chance to spend time with their families. People head to the beaches, go hiking in the mountains, take walks in the fresh spring air, and go on picnics. Fireworks, parades, and barbecues may also take place, and Labour Day is a great chance to catch up on some sleep before heading back to work!

Previous Years

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