Hope you are enjoying this Labor Day with friends and family!
While Labor Day symbolizes the end of summer, BBQs, patriotism and picnics for most Americans… the history of why we have “Labor Day” is a fairly unknown to the younger generations… in case you don’t know why we celebrate today, there’s some history below for ya!
Labor Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the first Monday in September that celebrates the economic and social contributions of workers. The first big Labor Day in the United States was observed on September 5, 1882, by the Central Labor Union of New York. The form for the celebration in the first proposal of the holiday: A street parade to exhibit to the public “the strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations”, followed by a festival for the workers and their families. (- Wikipedia)