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What is Labor Day?


August 29, 2012

It's probably not what you think....

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I think if you ask most people, they would tell you that Labor Day is a time to celebrate our military or fallen soldiers....similar to how we celebrate Memorial Day and the 4th of July.  But did you know that Labor Day, from its origin, has nothing to do with fighting for our freedom?

As explained by Wikipedia, Labor Day celebrates "the economic and social contributions of workers.  Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers. It also symbolizes the end of summer for many Americans, and is celebrated with parties, parades and athletic events."

The pattern for Labor Day celebrations have evolved significantly over time, but for most families, remain as a celebration of the end of summer (except, of course, if you live in Arizona.  We celebrate Halloween as the end of summer!).  

But, as far back as the 18th Century, Labor Day has been celebrated as a way to exhibit to the public "the strength and spirit of corps of the trade and labor organizations", followed by a festival for the workers and their families.

Whatever your plans, however you choose to celebrate, please have a safe and happy holiday weekend!


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5) Kristin said:
Ohh... I can tell you what Labor Day is... it's my Birthday! :-)
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