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Workers Memorial Day
Gibraltar

Workers Memorial Day 2022, 2023 and 2024 in Gibraltar

Workers Memorial Day is an international observance that originated in the USA, and the date of 28 April was selected because it was on that day in 1970 that the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) was passed. However, while the day is observed in many countries, it is only an official public holiday in Gibraltar.

YearDateDayHoliday
202228 AprThuWorkers Memorial Day
202328 AprFriWorkers Memorial Day
202428 AprSunWorkers Memorial Day
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

Workers Memorial Day is named on the pattern of Memorial Day, which honours those killed in war. Many more die in workplace accidents, however, each year than die in armed conflicts. The day is reserved to remember everyone who has been injured or killed in their place or work and became a holiday in Gibraltar in 2012.

The most important event on Workers Memorial Day in Gibraltar is the ceremony of laying down wreaths at Alameda Gardens and observing a minute of prayer or silence in honour of workers who have been injured or fell victim to workplace fatalities.

There are also media campaigns on and leading up to Workers Memorial Day each year. The ability to prevent workplace accidents through better safety equipment and practices is stressed. The invariable slogan of the holiday each year is “Remember the dead; fight for the living!”

Previous Years

YearDateDayHoliday
202128 AprWedWorkers Memorial Day
202028 AprTueWorkers Memorial Day
201929 AprMonWorkers Memorial Day
201830 AprMonWorkers Memorial Day
201728 AprFriWorkers Memorial Day