Sunday, September 5, 2021

Happy Labor Day! The History of Labor Day.

Happy Labor Day September 6, 2021


Happy Labor Day 2021 Everyone!  Labor Day is the unofficial last day of summer before everyone either returns to school, college or work from their summer vacation.   The first Monday of September has been designated Labor Day since 1894 by President Grover Cleveland and the United States Congress.


Why do we celebrate Labor Day and how did it come about?  


According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s website it “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.”  New York City had the distinction of celebrating the first Labor Day holiday on Tuesday, September 5, 1882 “in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union” according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s website.  Two years later in 1894 twenty-three additional states embraced the idea of a Labor Day holiday and on June 28, 1894, President Cleveland signed legislation from Congress “making the first Monday in September of each year a national holiday.” 


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Again, Happy Labor Day and Enjoy the videos.



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