The first Monday of September and it is the holiday, Labor Day….the unofficial end of Summer…..
This is a short history lesson for those that do not have any idea what the US Labor Day is all about….
Labor Day is a federal holiday in the United States that is dedicated to honoring the contribution of American workers in prospering and strengthening the country. It is typically celebrated annually on the first Monday in September.
Historically, Labor Day was instigated in the late 19th century by the trade union in an endeavor to commemorate workers. Shortly after that, the Central Labor Union and the Knights of Labor endorsed Labor Day by arranging a parade in the city of New York. In 1887, Labor Day was declared as an official holiday in the state of Oregon – making history as the very first state to recognize Labor Day. It was not until 1894, however, that Labor Day officially became a federal holiday across the entire country.
And that is Labor Day!
Just a heads up for my readers…..with the mid-term elections less than 2 months away IST will be focusing on the possibilities and observations on the elections.
Today I shall post once and spend the day with my daughter and granddaughter….a little schmoozing and a lot of grill food……
I hope everyone has a good holiday and enjoys whatever pursuit they chase …..
Be well and be safe….
Peace Out my friends…..