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May 1: International Workers' Day

May 1, 2023

On the first day of May, many countries commemorate historic achievements of the labor movement. Over 150 countries designate May 1 as a public holiday, from Germany, France and the UK, to Australia, Pakistan and Peru.

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French protesters hold placards saying "Keep calm and start revolution" during the 12th day of nationwide strike on pension reform on April 13.
The French have been protesting planned pension reforms for weeks nowImage: Marion Pehee/Getty Images
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