September 3 Labour Day

Happy Labour Day Friends (Labor Day to our American Friends)

This day is for all of you (us) hard working members of society that contribute so much to all of the every day tasks we might not even be aware of.

LABOUR DAY - some background courtesy of National Day Calendar

**note this history written from the American perspective but can easily be applied to our Canadian workers**

The first Monday of every September recognizes the men and women who labor to build this country. Through a time-honored tradition with roots in the coordinated efforts of the labor movement of the 1800s, we salute the American worker force.

This National Day also signals the official end of summer. With the school year starting and an extra day to the weekend, all the hard-working men and women earn a well-deserved break!  Families take one last summer trip and cities hold that last festival for the season. 

HOW TO OBSERVE

Labor Day is often spent as a vacation weekend by many families.  Most campgrounds on this weekend are packed full.  As you celebrate this day, consider and appreciate your hard work and how it has added to the well-being and prosperity of our country. Use #LaborDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

Labor Day was celebrated for the first time in New York City in 1882.  It was originally celebrated on September 5th but was moved to the first Monday in September in 1884.  Labor Day started out as a state holiday, getting voted in by individual states. As the day gained popularity, Congress declared Labor Day 1894. 

 

How are you spending your day?  I will be spending today with my family, enjoying my children and getting them prepared for their first day of school tomorrow.

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