Labor Day in Peru

Festive Days

Next Date: Wednesday, 01 May 2019

As in many countries around the globe, Peru commemorates the labor movement and the achievement of workers’ rights on May 1.

The Peruvian Labor Day was established as official public holiday in 1905 during the presidency of José Pardo y Barreda, after the first employment laws regulating the work of women and children, free Sundays, holidays and work accidents were introduced.

Today most people in Peru enjoy the public holiday to relax and spend time with their families and friends. Especially in Lima however labor unions such as the General Confederation of Workers of Peru (CGTP) organize demonstrations in which their members and workers in general participate demanding once again principle workers' rights that over the past two decades declined due to Peru's neoliberal policies.

Information

Next Date
Wednesday, 01 May 2019
Venue / Location:
all Peru

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  • Wednesday, 01 May 2019
  • Friday, 01 May 2020
  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
  • Sunday, 01 May 2022
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