Monday, September 6, 2021

Happy Labor Day

Today in the US we are celebrating Labor Day. It’s always celebrated on the first Monday in September every year. It is to celebrate workers and their achievements. 

The holiday honors the labor movement and the way workers have helped the United State’s economy. It is one of the 11 federal holidays that we celebrate.

In the late 19th century, there was a series of workers’ strikes because workers were protesting about unfair working conditions. This holiday was created as a response to that. “Labor Day” was celebrated by unions with the first parade in New York City.

In 1887, Oregon was the first state to celebrate it as a public holiday. Before long, thirty states were celebrating it as a public holiday. President Grover Cleveland signed the bill into law on June 28, 1894, making it a federal holiday.

Many people celebrate it by having gatherings. Last year, due to Covid-19, it was a very subdued holiday where everyone was isolating themselves. This year, many people have had the vaccine and are feeling in the need to be around others and feel thankful that they can again. Many people will have barbecues or pool parties.

So, if you are in the US and celebrate Labor Day, I hope you have a safe and fun day!

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