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Labour Day

Labour Day 2025 and 2026 in Nepal

Labour Day is a public holiday in Nepal, known locally as Majdur Diwas. It is an extremely large and important holiday in Nepal and is celebrated on 1 May as in most other nations that observe it.

20251 MayThuLabour Day
20261 MayFriLabour Day
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Nepal has over seven million workers, most of whom are low-income wage-earners. And over a million Nepalis work abroad in foreign countries like India, China, and Myanmar. Remittances from these workers make up an astounding 30 percent or so of the national GDP.

Nepal has taken several major steps in its effort to protect workers’ rights, which is a major theme of Majdur Diwas. The PM Employment Act attempts to reduce loss of young workers to other countries’ job markets, while at the same time, fees collected by the government from Nepalis working abroad have been repealed. Social Security, a minimum wage, pension plans, and other reforms have also been implemented.

Previous Years

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