Families come together on Labour Day to have fun while remembering the struggles and achievements of Singapore’s workers, both past and present.
What: Labour Day, also known as May Day, is a national holiday in Singapore that celebrates the collective strength of workers and their contributions to the country.
When: Labour Day is held every year on May 1.
Customs: In the past Labour Day had a focus on political rallies as organised labour was fighting against the colonial government, but now these gatherings have a more celebratory feel as workers come together to celebrate their achievements.
Labour Day is usually a day to spend with the family and attend various events and attractions held at the zoo, aquariums, Gardens By the Bay and Sentosa.
Highlights: The May Day Family Fiesta draws a crowd every labour day. It’s a family friendly event where kid’s will be kept entertained with arts and crafts at the Maker’s Market, carnival rides and games, fantastic food stalls with ice cream, fresh coffee and sweets, plus rides on the huge Singapore Flyer ferris wheel.
Travel: Most businesses remain open so travel is not too affected. You may find increased usage of public transport into the city and that attractions and public spaces are more crowded due to Labour Day events.
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