Published: 2018-04-22 13:14
Last Updated: 2018-04-22 15:04
The Jordanian Cabinet announced on Sunday that next Tuesday, May 1, 2018, will be a public holiday on the occasion of Labour Day, state-run Petra news agency reported.
According to a communique issued by Prime Minister Hani Mulki, all ministries, official departments and public institutions will be off that day.
Labour Day is observed on first of May each year in most countries with the US being a notable exception, celebrating the occasion on the first Monday of September.
It is celebrated as a public holiday in several countries around the world and that has been the case since the late 19th century, as a result of trade unions and labour movements rising to defend labour rights around the world.