Friday, September 2, 2011
Who doesn't love a three day weekend??? I know I do but have you ever wondered why we have the Labor Day holiday? Here is a little bit of info about it! Labor Day is observed the first Monday in September. It is a tribute to acknowledge the social and economic achievements of our nations workforce. Its a celebration of the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. Our reward for working hard and making our country great! The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday September 5, 1882 in New York City and was set up by the Central Labor Union. By 1894, Congress passed an act declaring the first Monday in September the official national holiday.
Nowadays, Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer. But there is no reason to not get out and enjoy some Labor Day activities in your community. There are parades, picnics, carnivals, fun runs and so much more! Enjoy your long weekend everyone! Until next time, keep it clean!!