In pictures: International Labour Day around the world

The holiday associated as a commemoration of the achievements of the labour movement.


Reuters May 01, 2020
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Labor Day  is a public holiday around the world that is marked by rallies, marches, processions, labor/worker union sessions and organized street demonstrations. It is sometimes referred to as May Day and is annually held on May 1.

Tourists visit the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China on the first day of the five-day Labour Day holiday following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, on the outskirts of Beijing, China May 1, 2020. REUTERS/Thomas Peter Tourists visit the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China on the first day of the five-day Labour Day holiday following the coronavirus disease. PHOTO: REUTERS

A boy sits in a window of a watchtower while visiting the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China on the first day of the five-day Labour Day holiday following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, on the outskirts of Beijing, China May 1, 2020. REUTERS/Thomas Peter A boy sits in a window of a watchtower while visiting the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall on Labour Day. PHOTO: REUTERS

Staff members wearing face masks work at the Forbidden City as it reopens on the first day of the five-day Labour Day holiday following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Beijing, China May 1, 2020. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang Staff members wearing face masks work at the Forbidden City as it reopens on the first day of Labour Day holiday. PHOTO: REUTERS

Visitors wearing face masks and dressed in Hanfu, or Han clothing, are seen at the Forbidden City as it reopens on the first day of the five-day Labour Day holiday following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Beijing, China May 1, 2020. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang Visitors wearing face masks and dressed in Hanfu, or Han clothing, are seen at the Forbidden City on Labour day. PHOTO: REUTERS

Labour union groups gather for a May Day rally while wearing surgical masks to protect themselves from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Taipei, Taiwan, May 1, 2020. REUTERS/Ann Wang Labour union groups gather for a May Day rally while wearing surgical masks to protect themselves from the coronavirus disease. PHOTO: REUTERS

A labourer unloads pumpkins from a truck at a vegetable market during May Day, amid the lockdown imposed by the government over concerns about the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Kathmandu, Nepal May 1, 2020. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar A labourer unloads pumpkins from a truck at a vegetable market during May Day, amid the lockdown imposed by the government over concerns about the spread of the coronavirus disease. PHOTO: REUTERS

A man wearing a face mask walks on Tiananmen Square in front of the Great Hall of the People following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, during the Labour-Day holiday in Beijing, China May 1, 2020. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang A man wearing a face mask walks on Tiananmen Square in front of the Great Hall of the People following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, during the Labour-Day holiday in Beijing. PHOTO: REUTERS

Tourists walk inside a watchtower while visiting the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China on the first day of the five-day Labour Day holiday following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, on the outskirts of Beijing, China May 1, 2020. REUTERS/Thomas Peter Tourists walk inside a watchtower while visiting the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall. PHOTO: REUTERS

Tourists visit the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China on the first day of the five-day Labour Day holiday following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, on the outskirts of Beijing, China May 1, 2020. REUTERS/Thomas Peter Tourists visit the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall. PHOTO: REUTERS

People with face masks on are seen in front of a shop at the Qianmen street, on the first day of the five-day Labour Day holiday following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Beijing, China May 1, 2020. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang People with face masks on are seen in front of a shop at the Qianmen street, on  Labour Day holiday. PHOTO: REUTERS

A worker wearing a face mask pulls a cart past a painted wall near the Qianmen street, on the first day of the five-day Labour Day holiday following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Beijing, China May 1, 2020. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang A worker wearing a face mask pulls a cart past a painted wall near the Qianmen street, on Labour Day. PHOTO: REUTERS

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