Friday, August 31, 2007

It's Labor Day, Bitches!


The King of Useless Information is back. Have you ever wondered about the history of Labor Day. God, I sure haven't. I don't look a gift horse in the mouth. All I care about is I don't have to go to my soul-sucking job for a day. But for all you inquiring minds who want to know...from Wikepedia:

Labor Day is has been celebrated on the first Monday in September in the United States since the 1880s. The form that the observance and celebration of Labor Day should take were outlined 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" of the community, followed by a festival for the recreation and amusement of the workers and their families. This became the pattern for the celebrations of Labor Day. Speeches by prominent men and women were introduced later, as more emphasis was placed upon the economic and civic significance of the holiday. Still later, by a resolution of the American Federation of Labor convention of 1909, the Sunday preceding Labor Day was adopted as Labor Sunday and dedicated to the spiritual and educational aspects of the labor movement.

And there you have it. Everyone enjoy the weekend and have a safe holiday...

2 comments:

Sh@ney said...

Our Labour Day is celebrated in May, I was never intirgued by reason, I was just happy for the long weekend. It seems that is the common feel amongst most when it comes to public holidays. What governs the time away from work is unimportant.

Maddog said...

Hope you had a great Labor Day and enjoyed your day off work. Thanks for the lesson on the holiday. It's nice to know that I don't read these blogs just for the pictures.

 

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