Senegal observes Labour Day on 1 May, like most other countries around the world,. The idea of the day is to take time to appreciate the contributions of all manner of workers and their workmanship to Senegalese culture and to the national economy.
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Labour Day is marked by numerous processions by organised labour groups all over the country. These are not necessarily protests, though they can be. For the most part, these events are festive and intended primarily for recreation. However, protests in the centres of major cities are not uncommon on Labour Day in Senegal.
Children will take part in various competitions organised for them. They get out of school for the day and indulge in a veritable “funfest”. Thus, on the whole, kids in Senegal look forward to Labour Day with more enthusiasm even than adults.
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