In the United States we celebrate Labor Day on the first Monday in September each year but have you ever wondered what it’s all about?
According to the Department of Labor, it’s dedicated to celebrating the achievements of the American worker. The first Labor Day was celebrated on September 5, 1882 in New York City and in 1884 it became an official holiday.
Back them the celebration included a street parade to demonstrate “the strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations,” speeches by prominent civic leaders and picnics or other amusements. Things have changed since the first holidays and now most of us think of Labor Day as a time to take that last out-of-town trip, BBQ or just relax.
We hope you all enjoy Labor Day and remember the contributions of the men and women who keep our economy going.