Dear Members,

International Workers' Day is a celebration of labour and the working classes that is promoted by the international labour movement and occurs on May 1st every year. May 1st is a national public holiday in more than 80 countries, but some of those countries have declared the public holiday officially known as Labor Day or some similar variant In India, We, in India,have officially only 3 National Holidays (26th Jan,15th Aug and 2nd Oct) but there is one or two states, where the 1st May have been declared as National Holiday. On this day, the States of Maharashtra and Gujarat celebrate a holiday as both the states have attained statehood in 1960.

However on this day, banks and other public organisations in Assam, Bihar, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Manipur, Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, West Bengal and Orissa observe a holiday. Most of other states organise some kind of fuctions to celebrate the occassion and for the remebrance of the history behind it.

BS Kalsi

Member since Aug 2011

From India, Mumbai
Manufacturing Units , Industrial establishments will remain closed on May 1st. Organisation may treat this as a restricted holiday since this is not a national holiday thus not mandatory.
Take care,
Sourav Mukherjee

From India, Bangalore
There is no central Act in India covering National & festival holidays .All depend on the provisions of the state laws on this in the concerned state. Varghese Mathew
From India, Thiruvananthapuram
Dear All,
I m first time on this portal (discussion).
I have checked with Labour deptt. 1st May leave is an appeal, can be taken as Holiday or we can function also. No legal action can be taken on this.

From India, Mumbai
There are only three national Holidays in our country. 1) Republic Day 2) Independence Day and 3) Mahatma Gandhiji Birthday.
On May 1, Central Government departments works.But the State Governments, Private and Industrial Establishment declare holiday due to Trade Unions

From United Kingdom, Oxford
It\'s so very important issue, I\'m hearing about it more often and I completely agree with you that it should not be ignored, You\'know, we just started a scientific survey about this kind of issues, it will be great if you take a part in over this link: or get it from my signature.
Anyway, Good Luck

From Egypt, Alexandria

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