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May Day

Join us for the labour movement’s biggest social event of the year.

Since 1952 May Day has been one of Fremantle’s most colourful marches of working class solidarity and celebrates the achievement of workers obtaining the eight hour working day.

Family fun rules supreme on the day with FREE live entertainment and performances, rides & slides, food and activities for the children. 

Australia's May Day activities officially began in 1890, although some workers had achieved the eight hour day as early as 1856.  As more and more workers won the reduction in hours by solidarity and industrial action, the day was proclaimed as a holiday in all the states and became known as Labour Day. The Labour Day public holiday now occurs in March but unions retain the traditional May date to celebrate this important historical achievement as well as the labour movement in general.

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Thanks for helping us celebrate May Day in style!
Thank you to everyone who made May Day 2010 a great celebration
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May Day Celebrations 2008
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