Monday, September 5, 2011

Happy Labor Day!!

Happy Labor Day everyone!! I hope you are all enjoying the day off.

And do you know why you are having a day off? how and when did all these celebrations started?

Here are some quick points:
  • First labor day was celebrated on September 5th, 1882
  • It was officially pronounced a holiday on 1894 after the death of some workers by US Marshalls during the Pullman Strike.  
  • The first  labor day proposal asked for it to be: 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.
  • Today it is celebrated across the whole of the US.
And other ones more interesting:
  • For many it represents the end of the summer (hard to believe when it is still 96F outside!!)
  • It is the last day in where it is fashionable for a woman to wear white!
  • It marks my wedding anniversary celebration week ( Yes a week!! we know....)
My husband and I have celebrated many Labor Day weeks together (15 to be exact) and we used to take the whole week off and do something adventurous! We used this week to go to Alaska, white water rafting, the amazons and these sort of things. Then kids came and the adventure, well had to wait. We still celebrate the week but now we go to tamer destinations like Cape Cod and Door County. It has truly become a family tradition.

What do you do on Labor Day?

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