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Beijing parade[edit]

I deleted the section that referred to an annual parade being held in Beijing to mark International Worker's Day, as this is simply wrong. No such parade takes place.‎ Troublemaker1973 (talk) 23:16, 5 April 2008 (UTC)

Canada[edit]

"When socialist delegates in Paris in 1889 appointed May 1 as the official International Labour Day, the Government of Canada — fearing that allowing the proclamation to take hold in Canada might strengthen the socialist movement — quickly moved in 1887 to support the position of the Knights of Labor and their September date for Labour Day. The date was adopted in Canada in 1894 by the government of Prime Minister John Sparrow David Thompson."

So let me get this straight, Socialist delegates declare May 1st International Labour Day in 1889. In response, the Canadian government travels back in time two years to support the decision of the Knights of Labour to stage labour day in September? Those early Canadian politicians were even more cunning than the ones we've got today. TheMightyQuill (talk) 12:13, 27 April 2008 (UTC)

Cut down the article[edit]

Per my comments here Talk:Labour Day#Merge with "International Workers Day"? I think parts of this article need to be removed. In particular, it should only briefly discuss the official Labour Day holiday in NZ and Australia or any country where Labour Day is not on May 1st. Instead, it should discuss any celebrations etc of IWD in these countries. The US seems to be a decent example of what it should be like for once. Remember that IWD generally refers only to the 1st May. This includes in NZ as AFAIK. Nil Einne (talk) 15:13, 1 May 2008 (UTC)

Haymarket massacre[edit]

The portion referring to the Haymarket massacre seems biased. First of all, it is unknown how many civilians were killed. Secondly, the police responded to a bomb thrown in their ranks, killing eight. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 130.74.91.44 (talk) 17:46, 1 May 2009 (UTC)

Date Labor Day officially adopted in the US[edit]

In this article it is written that Labor Day was officially adopted in the U.S. in 1887, whereas in the Wikipedia article on Labor Day you find the following: "Congress made Labor Day a federal holiday on June 28, 1894,[1] two months after the May Day Riots of 1894." —Preceding unsigned comment added by Lebensmuede (talkcontribs) 14:05, 28 July 2009 (UTC)

Saint Joseph's Day[edit]

Saint Joseph's Day is occasionally celebrated on May 1st. It appears that this was previously inserted into the article, but that it was removed after. There are good reasons to include it into the article, since it constitutes an authentic attempt to christianize the International Workers' Day. ADM (talk)

--S. Joseph's day is March 19. Where are they trying that? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 88.114.144.217 (talk) 10:37, 3 May 2011 (UTC)

Barbecues Outside[edit]

Croatia, Serbia, Romania, and Macedonia Sections all state that people have "barbecues outside" during May 1. This needs to be removed as it would lead people to believe that people in those countries somehow relate barbecues and May 1st. Having lived most of my life in all of the above mentioned countries, I can tell you that this is simply not true. Some people may indeed have barbecues outside, but no more or less than on ANY other non-working day and in any other country. It would be equivalent to saying that "in Canada, people have barbecues outside for Victoria Day". Some people do indeed barbecue outside on that particular holiday, but it would be misleading, irrelevant and wrong to include that in this article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.52.241.147 (talk) 13:51, 30 April 2012 (UTC)

Philippines[edit]

It's spelled as Labor Day over here, without the "U". Adding the letter "U" is wrong and WP:OR. –HTD 01:29, 1 May 2012 (UTC)

Colored map[edit]

What about a map showing all countries where it is celebrated on May 1 in one color, countries where it is celebrated but not on May 1 in another color and all countries not celebrating in a third (or no color)? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 156.111.7.43 (talk) 16:09, 1 May 2012 (UTC)

Tag der Arbeit[edit]

The article qoutes Germany to have abolished Labour Day during fascist Rule. This is simple false. In fact, it was Not until 1933 (also quoted in the article), that it was in fact made an official public holiday. I advise to Strike Germany from the List of fascist countries having Banned Labour Day. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 77.22.170.73 (talk) 02:32, 4 May 2012 (UTC)

Copyright problem removed[edit]

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Edit request on 18 Jan 2013[edit]

I, a Guatemalan, request the addition of Guatemala to the list of countries that celebrate it. This can be placed: "May 1 is an official public holiday for Labor Day (know as Día del Trabajo)." — Preceding unsigned comment added by 83.57.242.53 (talk) 02:17, 18 January 2013 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done — Malik Shabazz Talk/Stalk 02:29, 18 January 2013 (UTC)

Australia is missing?[edit]

As far as I can see, Australia is not even mentioned in this article. They also celebrate Labour day as is mentioned in the Labour Day article on Wikipedia. The same seems to be true for New Zealand and Tasmania? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 176.198.24.195 (talk) 14:34, 21 January 2013 (UTC)

South Korea[edit]

Given that May 1st is a Financial holiday I presume that it's also a public holiday. These facts contradict what's written in the article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 153.120.201.218 (talk) 03:59, 24 April 2013 (UTC)

Greece[edit]

May 1st and Greece celebrate Spring… the Festival of Flowers. Protomagia!!! That is the name of this celebration and as a day off for everybody, the Greeks celebrate what their ancestors did thousands years ago… Celebrate Mother Nature! Maios (May), the last month of Spring took its name from the Goddess Maja which goddess took her name from the ancient word Maia, the nurse and mother.

May according to the popular cognizance has two meanings, the good and the bad, rebirth and death. The custom celebration of the final victory of the summer against winter as the victory of the life against death go back at the ancient years and accumulated at the first day of May. Anthestiria, a celebration in honor of Dionysos the God of theatre and parties were also the festivals of souls, plants and flowers, celebrating the rebirth of man and nature.

May the first is the day that Greeks use to collect flowers and prepare the May flower wreath which hang outside their home door and keep it there until June 24th when it's Saint John's nameday, make big fires to burn these flower wreaths. Everybody jumps over these fires. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 124.185.192.226 (talk) 08:09, 1 May 2013 (UTC)


This belongs to May Day. As regards the International Workers Day this article is not accurate. According to Public holidays in Greece IWD is a public holiday. According to law Ν. 1157/81 it is a holiday for the public sector. For the private sector it is an optional holiday (normally up to the employer) but the Ministry of Labor retains the right (with Α.Ν. 380/68) to determine each year whether an optional holiday can be turned into an obligatory one: See IKA Review of Social Security and Labour Law (in Greek). See also the EU list here
Customarily, the Ministry determines 1st of May as an obligatory celebration. This year the celebration was decided to be obligatory with 9280/196/1.4.2013 (ΦΕΚ Β’ 774/03-04-2013) and was moved to the 7th of May.Kkostagiannis (talk) 13:37, 1 May 2013 (UTC)

Poland[edit]

Poland's May 1st celebration has nothing to do with anyone's beatification. Someone seriously trolled a protected article. The holiday is celebrated non-stop since 1950 and used to be called Labour Day, but changed name to (my translation) "Public Holiday of May First" after the fall of communism in 1989. It essentially is a Labour Day still (and that's how everyone casually refer to it); it's one of the very few holidays when the law requires all stores/malls to be closed. Can you imagine a holiday being introduced in 1950 as celebration of something that happened 60 years later, that had absolutely no connection to actual Polish state? Please, this is vandalism. --Lam (talk) 09:13, 1 May 2013 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. Thanks for the heads up... a lot of vandalism going around. Fyunck(click) (talk) 09:43, 1 May 2013 (UTC)

US Loyalty Day[edit]

Removed sentence associated US establishment of Lw Day on May 1 with fascist governments oppression of Workers Day. There is no history of the US abolishing Workers day, and this sentence is does not belong in the paragraph. If you want to add it back, provide a reference demonstrating there is some association. 108.45.138.119 (talk) 20:51, 5 May 2013 (UTC)

Edit request on 1 September 2013[edit]

Please consider changing Americas to America, as mostly only in U.S. America is considered a Country, in general America is a continent, made out of sub-continents. There are not lots of Americas, there is only one, where the U.S.A is one country of the America continent.

Because Wikipedia is used in all of the world and not only in the U.S.A. I think Americas should be changed to America, when talking about the Continent named after Americo Vespucio.

Thanks. Ggarron (talk) 01:00, 1 September 2013 (UTC)

I disagree. "The Americas" refers generically to the combination of "North America" and "South America", with some handwaving as to whether "Central America" is included as part of "North" or "South" or indeed in its own right. In my experience, citizens of the U.S.A. are referred to as Americans in most if not all of the English-speaking world, and (in translation) in e.g. the French-speaking world ("Voici un américain" => "Here is an American" referring to a person). Similar reasoning applies to the name of the country - when ELO sang about "Calling America", they were referring to the US, not the continent as a whole. Steveread999 (talk) 13:47, 2 September 2013 (UTC)
Not done: See our own article on Americas. BryanG (talk) 17:49, 2 September 2013 (UTC)

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"Bratwurstfest" in Switzerland[edit]

The cited article seems to say that while May Day celebrations in Switzerland were once occasions for major rallies manifesting the power of labor unions, they now are mere bratwurst festivals. I don't think it's saying the Swiss actually call the first of May "Bratwurstfest." Can a German-speaker confirm? (In any event, the Bratwurstfest sentence should probably be under #Switzerland rather than in the first paragraph of the article.)--Cam (talk) 16:17, 1 May 2014 (UTC)

Looks like the sentence in question has been removed.--Cam (talk) 17:17, 1 May 2014 (UTC)

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