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Labour Day
Mayotte

Labour Day 2022, 2023 and 2024 in Mayotte

Mayotte, as an overseas department of France, follows the same basic holiday calendar as does mainland France. This includes observing Labour Day every first day of May.

YearDateDayHoliday
20221 MaySunLabour Day
20231 MayMonLabour Day
20241 MayWedLabour Day
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

Many take a few days off around 1 May, especially if the holiday creates a three-day weekend that year. Also, the celebration of Victory Day on 8 May creates a generally festive mood this week of the year for people in France and French possessions like Mayotte.

Mayotte was a slave island for many centuries, but when France bought Mayotte in 1841, they freed all the slaves. The masters were broke at that point and fled the island. This was the beginning of a free-labour economy in Mayotte, and this historical background gives added meaningfulness to celebrating Labour Day in Mayotte.

Most families have a get together for Labour Day in Mayotte. There may be a small parade and a few other low-key events.

Previous Years

YearDateDayHoliday
20211 MaySatLabour Day
20201 MayFriLabour Day
20191 MayWedLabour Day
20181 MayTueLabour Day
20171 MayMonLabour Day