Subj: Labor Day
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Subj: The History Of Labor Day
From: LABLaughsClean on 9/4/2006
"Labor Day is a national legal
holiday that is over 100 years
old. Over the years, it has evolved from a purely labor union
celebration into a general "last fling of summer" festival.
It grew out of a celebration
and parade in honor of the
working class by the Knights of Labor in 1882 in New York.
In 1884, the Knights held a large parade in New York City
celebrating the working class. The parade was held on the
first Monday in September. The Knights passed a resolution
to hold all future parades on the same day, designated by
them as Labor Day.
The Socialist Party held a similar
celebration of the working
class on May 1. This date eventually became known as May
Day, and was celebrated by Socialists and Communists in
commemoration of the working man. In the U.S., the first
Monday in September was selected to reject any identification
In the late 1880's, labor organizations
began to lobby
various state legislatures for recognition of Labor Day as
an official state holiday. The first states to declare it
a state holiday in, 1887, were Oregon, Colorado, New York,
Massachusetts, and New Jersey. Then in 1894, Congress
passed a law recognizing Labor Day as an official national
Today, Labor Day is observed
not only in the U.S. but also
in Canada, and in other industrialized nations. While it
is a general holiday in the United States, its roots in
the working class remain clearer in European countries.
It has come to be recognized
in the U.S. not only as a
celebration of the working class, but even more so as
the unofficial end of the summer season. In the northern
half of the U.S. at least, the summer vacation season
begins with Memorial Day and ends with Labor Day.
Many colleges and some secondary
and elementary schools
begin classes immediately after Labor Day.
State parks, swimming pools,
and campgrounds are all
quite busy on Labor Day, as vacationers take one last
advantage of the waning hot season. Septemberis the
month that marks the beginning of autumn. And, because
of that, the average daytime maximum temperatures take
a plunge during the month in most of the U.S. "
Subj: Labor Day (S83)
From: smiles on 98-09-04
Happy Labor Day Weekend to those
of you in the United States.
Thanks to all of you who go to work each day... who put in the
hours to get your job done! I appreciate you, day in, day out
doing what you have to do. You make the world go round, and
ultimately make my life easier in some way. Thanks!
Everyone needs recognition for his accomplishments,
but few people make the need known quite as clearly as
the little boy who said to his father:
"Let's play darts. I'll throw and you say `Wonderful!"