Its a brand new Month and with it new holidays to be celebrated across the world. May is known as the workers month and that’s why across the world people are celebrating Labour Day today. However there are several other celebration/ events being observed today.
International Workers Day – This day which is also commonly known as Labour Day is an annual holiday to celebrate the achievements of workers. While in Many countries is observed on 1st May, others like Canada and USA observe it on the 1st Monday of September. Labour Day is a public holiday in many countries including Kenya.
Prayer Day – While its Labour Day in most countries, Faroe Island is observing prayer day. Faroe Island is a small Island that is self-governing though its under the kingdom of Denmark. The day which is also celebrated in Denmark on the 4th Friday after Easter is known as Dýri biðidagur.
Feast of Joseph the worker– In the city of Vatican, Labour Day is celebrated as the feast of Joseph the worker. Joseph (husband of Mary) is regarded as the patron saint of workers. Pope Pius IX declared Saint Joseph to be the patron and the protector of the Catholic Church.
Loyalty Day- Though its not a public holiday, Loyalty Day is observed on May 1 in the United States. It is a day set aside “for the reaffirmation of loyalty to the United States and for the recognition of the heritage of American freedom.” It was first observed in 1921 and was originally known as “Americanization Day”.
Batman Day- Batman Day is an unofficial holiday which is celebrated annually on May 1st. This holiday honors and celebrates the fictional superhero from the American comic books. There are a variety of ways that people celebrate Batman Day. Some people throw a Batman costume party or simply go to work dressed as Batman. Another good way to spend this day is watching the original Batman TV series or one of the animated series’.
We at 10Cent Kenya wish you a happy holidays.