Day in Gabon
Nduka Ukah from Nigeria
favorite holiday in Gabon is the equivalent of the
Labour Day in the United States. It is celebrated
every May 1st. It has its origin in France, and it
started during the 1800s on that day.
through their syndicate, revolted against the
employers because they were underpaid, had no
health insurance and no vacation, and worked day
that day, workers in Gabon are all dressed in
uniforms and march in the centre of the town. Some
of them march with their work tools and sometimes
they make demonstrations of the way they work. Like
we can see the firemen imagining a fire and
demonstrating their methods of fighting against it.
People really appreciate it.
that, people get together to share some drinks and
food. They drink a lot of Palm wine, and each
family cooks its specialty. Later in the night,
people dance to the local rhythms. Everybody feels
happy on this holiday.
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