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Labour Day

Labour Day 2024, 2025 and 2026 in Ethiopia

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.

20241 MayWedLabour Day
20251 MayThuLabour Day
20261 MayFriLabour Day
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

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.

Previous Years

20231 MayMonLabour Day
20221 MaySunLabour Day
20211 MaySatLabour Day
20201 MayFriLabour Day
20191 MayWedLabour Day
20181 MayTueLabour Day
20171 MayMonLabour Day