Today is a national holiday in the United States: Labor Day. For many, it's a day to relax, enjoy family and friends, and eat barbecue. For others, it's simply another Monday at work. For summer, it's the final hoorah. Although the weather may not reflect it, it's time for summer to bid adieu and make way for all things autumn.
As for me, I intend to relax and catch up on things I've left undone over the past couple of weeks, Of course, that included researching a little about the holiday. I want to share these five tidbits with you:
1. Labor Day is known as a "workingman's holiday."
2. It is always celebrated the first Monday in September.
3. It was created by the Labor Day movement.
4. The first Labor Day parade was held in New York City on September 5, 1882 as a form of protest.
5. It became a federal holiday in 1894.
For more information, enjoy this video:
Now, pardon me, I have a steak calling my name!
Until the next post . . . keep smiling!
Source: History.com Staff. "Labor Day." History.com. A&E Networks, 2010. Web. 5 Sept. 2016.