May 1 holidays in 2023

Holiday name Holiday location Holiday type
Worker's Day Multiple [Show] Public Holiday
Labor Day / May Day Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Labor Day / May Day Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Batman Day -
Maharashtra Day India State Holiday
National Loyalty Day - Unofficial
National Mother Goose Day - Unofficial
National Chocolate Parfait Day - Unofficial
Law Day - Unofficial
Law Day United states Observance
School Principals’ Day - Unofficial
Silver Star Service Banner Day - Unofficial
National Melanoma Monday - Unofficial
Labour Day Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Labor Day Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Agriculture and Labor Day Haiti National/legal Holiday
National Workers Day Saint vincent and the grenadines Public Holiday
Lei Day United states (Hawaii) Local Observance
Loyalty Day United states Observance
May Day Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Constitution Day Marshall Islands Public Holiday
Labour Day/May Day Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Unity Day Kazakhstan Public Holiday
Worker's Day Multiple [Show] Public Holiday
Spring and Labor Day Russia National Holiday
Labor and Solidarity Day Turkey National Holiday
Liberation Day/Reunification Day observed Vietnam National Holiday
International Labor Day Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
International Worker’s Day Albania National Holiday
Feast of St Joseph the Worker Holy see (vatican city) National Holiday
Early May Bank Holiday Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
International Labour Day Kosovo Official Holiday
Constituent Assembly Convocation Day Latvia National Holiday
International Day of Solidarity of Workers Moldova National Holiday
Labor day Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Labor holiday Serbia National Holiday
May 1st Sweden Public Holiday
International Workers' Day Eritrea Public Holiday
Workers' Day Multiple [Show] Public Holiday
Workers Day Zimbabwe Public Holiday

Historical Events on May 1

  • 1759: The Wedgwood Pottery Co. is founded by Josiah Wedgwood in Great Britain.
  • 1776: Adam Weishaupt establishes the Illuminati in Upper Bavaria.
  • 1778: The Battle of Crooked Billet starts during the American Revolution in Hatboro, Pennsylvania.
  • 1840: The first official adhesive stamp – the Penny Black – is issued in the U.K.
  • 1844: The Hong Kong Police Force is established on this day. It would be the first modern police force in Asia and the second modern police force in the world.
  • 1862: The capture of New Orleans is completed by the Union Army during the American Civil War.
  • 1863: During the American Civil War, the Battle of Chancellorsville starts.
  • 1866: The Memphis Race Riots start on this day. Almost 50 black and 2 white are killed during the incident. Reports of the atrocities would help the 14th Amendment to the U.S Constitution get passed.
  • 1875: After burning down in 1873, the Alexandra Palace reopens on this date.
  • 1930: Pluto is officially given its name on this day.
  • 1931: In New York City, the Empire State Building is dedicated.
  • 1941: German forces attack Tobruk during World War II.
  • 1944: In retailiation for General Franz Krech being killed by partisans in Malaoi, German soldiers shoot 200 Communist prisoners at Kaisariani.
  • 1945: The Soviet Flag is raised over the Reich Chancellery during World War II.
  • 1945: After having killed their children by inserting cyanide pills into their mouths, Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels and his wife Magda Goebbels commit suicide in the Reich Garden.
  • 1945: In the wake of the Soviet advance in Demmin in Germany, approximately twenty-five hundred people die in a mass suicide.

Famous Birthdays on May 1

  • Irish-English 1st Duke of Wellington and Prime Minister of the U.K., Arthur Wellesley is born in 1769.
  • Irish poet and author, James Clarence Mangan is born in 1803.
  • American frontierswoman and scout, Calamity Jane is born in 1852.
  • Spanish neuroscientist and Nobel Prize laureate, Santiago Ramon y Cajal is born in 1852.
  • American actress Julie Benz is born in 1972.
  • American actor James Badge Dale is born in 1978.
  • American NHL hockey player, David Backes is born in 1984.

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