Posted on September 2, 2013
It’s Labor Day – Celebrate
If you’ve read my blog for long, you know I like to celebrate holidays with facts and vintage cards.
First the facts…
The first Labor Day was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union. The idea spread with the growth of labor organizations, and in 1885, Labor Day was celebrated in many industrial centers of the country with parades and speeches.
In 1894, it became an official federal holiday.
Now the cards…
All celebrate what today is truly about—honoring the workers of American.
Labor Day doesn’t have speeches and parades so much anymore. Today we think of Labor Day as the end of summer, a day of no labor.
Work is good, but play is also important. I leave you with this great quote.
Now, pick your rainbow color, grab a hot dog, and SLIDE!