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Labour Day

Labour Day 2025 and 2026

Labour Day is on the public holidays’ calendar in Bolivia. It has been celebrated in Bolivia since 1906, although it only gained official public status in 1982. The holiday is always observed on the first day of May.

20251 MayThuLabour Day
20261 MayFriLabour Day
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As miner and railroad worker unions sprang up in Bolivia during the early 1900s, labour unions and Labour Day began to take on greater significance. After the Revolution of 1952, Labour-dominated parties took control of the Bolivian government and passed pro-worker laws and regulations. Some of these gains were lost during dictatorships, but they have mostly been regained by workers since the restoration of democratic rule in 1982.

Bolivians normally get Labour Day off from work. They attend various parades, workers’ rallies, labour rights’ marches, funfairs, and other special events. The president of Bolivia will also give a speech and usually announce some new economic or labour reform proposals.

Previous Years

20241 MayWedLabour Day
20231 MayMonLabour Day