Labour Day in El Salvador is celebrated every 1 May, as it is in much of the rest of the world. This is a holiday to celebrate the contributions of workers to the economy and society, and also a time to highlight where progress still needs to be made towards fair and safe working conditions.
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In El Salvador, May is a holiday-rich month, with Mother’s Day following Labour Day on the second Monday of the month.
Oddly enough, the first-of-May date of Labour Day stems from events in the US during the Haymarket Riots of 1886, but Ecuador observes Labour Day on 1 May while the US does not. There were movements before and after the Haymarket Affair, however, both in the US and Europe, that led to the fixing of Labour Day as a permanent holiday.
In El Salvador, there is still much discontent over workers’ rights and similar concerns. Labour Day is the number one day of the year that such complaints are voiced by the people.
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