Labor Day was first celebrated in New York on September 5, 1882. Today, we celebrate this holiday yearly on the first Monday in the month of September. Labor Day may be the only holiday that was declared a National, Federal and State holiday.
According to the United States Department of Labor; Labor Day:”is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.”
“March 4, 1913, marked a milestone in the history of the American workforce. On that day, President William Howard Taft signed legislation creating the U.S. Department of Labor, giving workers a seat in the President's Cabinet for the first time.”
As times change Labor Day became a day to also celebrate the end of summer. Other means of celebration include picnics, barbecues, pool parties, fireworks displays, family gatherings, water sports, and public art events.
Labor Day is a day of rest from working hard all year and celebrating the end of summer, take time to step back and see the day without a worry in the world looking back at you and enjoy the wonderful outdoors with friends and family today
How will you celebrate Labor Day today?
Happy Labor Day!
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