Monday, September 7, 2020

Happy Labor Day - A Little Bit of History . . .

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, 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.

The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union. The Central Labor Union held its second Labor Day holiday just a year later, on September 5, 1883.

By 1894, 23 more states had adopted the holiday, and on June 28, 1894, President Grover Cleveland signed a law making the first Monday in September of each year a national holiday.

Have a Safe, Fun Day!!


Janet O. said...

Thank you for the history lesson, Kris! I know what Labor Day is about, but I wasn't familiar with how it came about. :)

Denise :) said...

Great post! Education is fun! :)