Monday, September 3, 2012

Labor Day Celebration

     It’s Labor Day Weekend! Do you know the reason or meaning of this holiday? Labor Day was created as a holiday to celebrate and honor the hard workers in the United States. It was first celebrated in 1882 in New York City. Nationally, the celebration started in 1894 after President Cleveland signed it into law (US Department of Labor). 

     The first form of celebrations was having parades followed by recreation fun for workers and their families. Over the decades, recognition has included speeches from major playmakers in the different unions.

     Today, many mark Labor Day as the unofficial end to the summer and the last day to wear white. Some families are having their family reunions. Others will find a good old cookout.

How are you celebrating it? 

1 comment:

  1. No celebration for me GEB.After that Issac foolishness, I'm having a love affair with my central a/c....we're good and cozy right about now:)


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