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Labour Day

Labour Day 2024, 2025 and 2026 in Zambia

International Labour Day is observed on 1 May in Zambia. It is considered an important holiday in Zambia and gets a lot of media attention each year.

20241 MayWedLabour Day
20251 MayThuLabour Day
20261 MayFriLabour Day
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From the beginning, Labour Day has been all about workers’ rights and economic development. It continues to be so in modern Zambia. Labour unions and government agencies alike take part in annual Labour Day marches in the capital city of Lusaka. They will march in the vicinity of The Freedom Statue, and there will be speeches and awards given out by Zambia’s president.

But aside from political and big labour matters, the holiday also has its more domestic side. It is a day for a large family meal, a day out on the town, or time spent out of doors in the pleasant climate. For some, it may be a prime opportunity to catch up on some much-needed sleep!

Previous Years

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20221 MaySunLabour Day
2 MayMonLabour Day Holiday