Monday, September 4, 2017


The first Labor Day  in America was held in 1882. 
( The first Labor Day was in Canada in 1872)
It comes from the desire of the Central Labor Union to make  a holiday for workers. In 1894 it was made a federal holiday. 
It was originally intended that the day would celebrate with a street parade so the public could appreciate the work of the trade and labor organizations. After the parade, a festival was to be held to  entertain local workers and their families. 
In later years, prominent men and women made speeches.


I hope you are spending time with friends, family and loved ones.

1 comment:

Stewart M said...

Nice to see the history of this holiday - I think a lot of people forget what Unions fought for and achieved.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne