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May 1: Happy International Workers’ Day!

Updated: May 31, 2023

International workers’ Day is celebrated on May 1 to recognize the laborer and the working class for their contribution to the society and economy. It is a public holiday in many ASEAN countries such as Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Singapore, Cambodia, Malaysia, Lao PDR, and the Philippines. Labor sector plays an important role in building economic growth. ASEAN is the third largest economy in Asia, and the fifth largest in the world after the US, China, Japan, and Germany. According to, as of 2021, Indonesia's labor force is over 140 million people. Agriculture, fishery and forestry sector remains as the key source of jobs in ASEAN.

Let’s spend this international workers’ Day with a relaxing getaway or find other creative ways to celebrate. Here are some ideas you can try out for International Workers’ Day 2023.

  • Having an outdoor party or picnic with your relatives or your colleague in order to teamwork skill or build better relationships.

  • Volunteer for activities or charity events.

  • Consider seminars or events that focus on wellness and mental health.

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