Labor Day is an event which is celebrated to pay tribute to the hardworking men and women from across the world. In many parts of the world, this is celebrated on May 1. However, in some countries, they celebrate this on a different date but given the same meaning.
Labor Day in the Philippines 2015
Labor Day in the Philippines is an annual event which is celebrated on May 1. By 2015, it will be celebrated as usual on May 1, 2015, a Friday. Also, the Philippines will be celebrating its 113rd Labor Day anniversary.
On this day, laborers are the emphasis of this celebration as we pay tribute to the hardworking men and women who work at least 8 hours a day to earn money for their respective families.
What is Labor Day in the Philippines?
Labor Day is a non-working holiday which is celebrated to pay tribute to the numerous workers in the Philippines.
Main Attractions – Labor Day in the Philippines
Labor Day is a special celebration wherein public and private sector Filipino workers are paid homage and recognition for their contributions to the Philippine growth and development. The Department of Labor and Employment usually organizes a number of activities to mark the day. Among these 75 job fairs nationwide, livelihood training, free legal consultation, discount caravans, free medical checkup and other seminars.
History of Labor Day
The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on September 5, 1882 (Tuesday) in New York City in accordance to the plans of the Central Labor Union.
In 1884, the first Monday of September was elected as the Labor Day holiday. The Central Labor Union urged similar organizations in other cities to follow the example of New York and celebrate a workingmen’s holiday on that date. The idea spread with the growth of labor organizations. In 1885, Labor Day was celebrated in many industrial centers.
Interesting Information about Labor Day
More than 100 years since the observance of Labor Day, it is still unclear whether who proposed the first holiday celebration for workers.
In January 2014 Labor Force Survey of the Philippine Statistics Authority showed that the employment level in the January 2014 survey round is 36.420 million, equivalent to 92.5 percent of the labor force of 39.389 million, which increased by 476,000 (1.2 percent) from the January 2013 labor force of 38.137 million. (Read more).
National Holiday: Please be guided that the Labor Day is considered a National Holiday. All government offices are closed during this day.
Heavy Traffic: With the simultaneous celebrations of the Labor Day, expect heavy traffic on the day itself. Also, some roads might be closed to accommodate the programs scheduled on this day. So, better look for an alternative route before leaving your homes.
Date: Labor Day is an annual event which is celebrated on May 1. By 2015, it will be celebrated as usual on May 1, 2015 (Friday).
Location: Nationwide. This event is celebrated within the whole country.