Monday, September 5, 2011


Why do we celebrate Labor Day??

The first Labor Day was held in 1882. Its origins stem from the desire of the Central Labor Union to create a holiday for workers. It became a federal holiday in 1894. It was originally intended that the day would be filled with a street parade to allow the public to appreciate the work of the trade and labor organizations. After the parade, a festival was to be held to amuse local workers and their families. In later years, prominent men and women held speeches. This is less common now, but is sometimes seen in election years. One of the reasons for choosing to celebrate this on the first Monday in September was to add a holiday in the long gap between Independence Day and Thanksgiving.


I hope you all have a safe Holiday...
and take some time to relax.
My computer is taking the week off.
Hopefully , we'll be back on the 12th.

1 comment:

Beverly said...

Happy Labor Day to you, too. Thanks for the informative post! Will look for you on the 12th....I am sure you will find much between now and then to tell us!!