Labour Day in Ethiopia is celebrated every 1 May, as it is in much of the rest of the world. This is a holiday to celebrate the contributions of workers to the economy and society, and also a time to highlight where progress still needs to be made towards fair and safe working conditions.
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Schools and businesses generally close on Labour Day in Ethiopia, although some businesses tend to stay open if the holiday falls on a Saturday, weekend, or a high-sales day.
Many celebrate in simple ways, staying at home and enjoying extra time with family. Or they might get outdoors to a nature park or the local markets. There are labour-related events too, like seminars, rallies, and protests.
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