Labor Day/May Day – El Día del Trabajo

Labor Day May DayLabor Day parades, rallies or demonstrations often feature large crowds holding banners to promote workers’ rights in the main streets of major cities. Having the day off means people can either relax at home or spend time with family or friends. Leisure activities include going to the theatre or movies, or going out for coffee or a meal.

Mexico’s labor movement was repressed in places such as Cananea in the north. However, the Constitution of 1917 instigated significant social reforms to labor laws. According to some sources, a Labor Day parade was held in Mexico as early as 1913, but the holiday was first officially commemorated on May 1, 1923. Labor Day is not exclusive to Mexico – many other countries also celebrate Workers’ Day.

A bit of history . . .

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One Response to Labor Day/May Day – El Día del Trabajo

  1. David Mills says:

    Despacito is the word of the day taken from the online Spanish Dictionary I am using. This word has taken on a whole new beauty and meaning since my arrival here . . . http://www.spanishdict.com/translate/despacito

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