In Brazil, Workers' Day is an official holiday, and unions commemorate it with day-long public events. May Day is an important day of trade union and community group protest in the province of Quebec (though not a provincial state holiday).
It is also when salaries for most professional categories and the minimum wage are traditionally readjusted. In 1894, the government of Prime Minister John Sparrow David Thompson declared the first Monday in September as Canada's official Labour Day. Celebration of the International Labour Day (or "International Workers' Day"; French translation: Journée internationale des travailleurs) in Montreal goes back to 1906, organised by the Mutual Aid circle.
Saint Joseph is the patron saint of workers and craftsmen, among others. May Day (1st of May) - demonstrations, Victory Day (9th of May) - big military parade with key people atop mausoleum.During the Cold War, May Day became the occasion for large military parades in Red Square by the Soviet Union and attended by the top leaders of the Kremlin, especially the Politburo, atop Lenin's Mausoleum. Today, the majority of countries around the world celebrate a workers' day on May 1. 1 May is known as Labor Day and is considered a paid holiday.The President of Egypt traditionally presides over the official May Day celebrations in Cairo.Further, it is the customary date on which the minimum wage rises.All stores and public services must close for the entire day, and the major trade unions of Chile, represented in the national organisation Workers' United Center of Chile (Central Unitaria de Trabajadores), organise rallies during the morning hours, with festivities and cookouts in the later part of the day, in all the major cities of Chile.