Cyprus, Nicosia

Labor Day in Cyprus

In Cyprus, Labor Day, celebrated on the first of May, is considered an official public holiday. In Greek, it is called Εργατική Πρωτομαγιά.

День труда на Кипре

How May 1st is Celebrated in Cyprus

On this day in Cyprus, many people relax, spend time with family and friends, have picnics, or attend entertainment events.

Organizations and unions may organize rallies, marches, or demonstrations to draw attention to labor rights and social justice issues. In some cases, there are performances, concerts, and other cultural events.

Traditionally, Labor Day is also associated with celebrating spring and the beginning of the holiday season. Many tourist areas in Cyprus come alive with festive activities.

Frequently Asked Questions about Holidays

Is May 1st a Public Holiday?

Yes, officially in Cyprus, the holiday is included in the list of state holidays, and May 1st is a public holiday. Government employees have the day off, while private businesses may continue operating in some cases.

What other holidays are celebrated in Cyprus?

Cyprus celebrates other holidays as well — from New Year's and Greek National Day to Independence Day and religious holidays. Here is a list of official holidays in Cyprus.

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