Labour Day in Iceland is celebrated every 1 May, as it is in much of the rest of the world. This is a holiday to celebrate the contributions of workers to the economy and society, and also a time to highlight where progress still needs to be made towards fair and safe working conditions.
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Iceland celebrates Labour Day with vigour, and in a somewhat unique fashion. There aren’t really celebrations so much as protests, and yet, the protestors often seem more in festive mood than in a disgruntled one.
Labour Day first came to Iceland in 1923, and people were still marching for the 40-hour work week as late as 1932. Reykjavik, the capital city, is the centre or Labour Day activity, though every town seems to organise its own protest event.
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