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Workers Memorial Day

Workers Memorial Day 2025 and 2026 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.

202528 AprMonWorkers Memorial Day
202628 AprTueWorkers Memorial Day
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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

202428 AprSunWorkers Memorial Day
29 AprMonWorkers Memorial Day Holiday
202328 AprFriWorkers Memorial Day