Labour Day in Martinique is celebrated every 1 May, as it is in much of the rest of the world. This is a holiday to celebrate the contributions of workers to the economy and society, and also a time to highlight where progress still needs to be made towards fair and safe working conditions.
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In Martinique, as in other French-culture areas of the world, Labour Day is the time when people buy Lilly of the Valley flowers or bouquets, which they wear to bring “good luck”. It is common to see makeshift flower shops along the road on or just before Labour Day.
There may also be some labour rallies or protests. Politicians are keen to give worker-friendly speeches this time of year. And programming on television, radio, and the Internet reflects the theme of workers’ rights. Another aspect of the day, however, is enjoying nature. It is common for people to visit parks, nature reserves, beaches, and other locales on or around Labour Day.
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