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Labour Day in Jamaica has its roots in the labour movement and the struggle for workers’ rights. The holiday was officially established in 1961. On this Day, Jamaicans participate in various activities and projects aimed at improving their communities. The day is known for the spirit of volunteerism and collective effort as individuals, organizations, and communities come together to engage in what is called “Labour Day projects.” These projects often involve cleaning up and beautifying public spaces, painting schools and community centres, repairing roads and infrastructure, planting trees and other activities that contribute to the betterment of society.