Labour Day in Spain: Shops to Close on May 1

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Labour Day in Spain: Shops to Close on May 1
Labour Day in Spain: Shops to Close on May 1. Image: Pixabay

Spain is set to celebrate Labour Day on Saturday May 1, with shops closing to mark the holiday.

According to Spanish newspaper Sur, on Labour Day, bars and restaurants will remain open in Spain, however shops will close for the day and instead open on Sunday May 2.

The holiday, known as Dia del Trabajo in Spanish, has been marked in Spain since 1889 as a celebration of workers’ rights.

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The day sees stores, schools and most businesses close across Spain, while public transport, restaurants and tourist attractions remain open. Instead in Andalucia most shops will open on Sunday May 2.

In Malaga City this will include the Larios Centre, Los Patios, Malaga Plaza, Rosaleda, Vialia Malaga-Estacion Maria Zambrano, Plaza Mayor and Malaga Nostrum, as well as El Corte Ingles, Leroy Merlin, and all the stores in Muelle Uno.

In Malaga Province this will see Miramar in Fuengirola open, as well as Puerto Marina Shopping in Benalmadena, La Cañada in Marbella, El Corte Ingles in Marbella and Mijas, and the CostasolCentro Shopping Centre in Torremolinos.


Labour Day sees unions across Spain meet to discuss workers’ rights as well as demonstrations to call on the government to improve rights in Spain.

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