Is 1 May a holiday?

Published: 25 April 2024

What is the difference between a publicly declared holiday and a non-working day according to a labour agreement?


For a day to count as a holiday for the purposes of laytime calculations, it has to be declared as a holiday by a competent authority. Listen to BIMCO's own expert in holidays in our Maritime Information team, Johan Conrad, as he chats with his colleague David Almegaard about the challenges of determining whether 1 May is such a holiday or not.

Johan Conrad


Johan Conrad

Manager, Maritime Information

Copenhagen, Denmark