The first Monday in September is celebrated as Labor Day in the United States. Labor Day has been a federal legal holiday since 1894 but the first Labor Day was celebrated in New York City on September 5th 1892. It’s a day to celebrate the American worker for their contributions to the prosperity and well being of our country. I don’t think there could be a better-deserved holiday. Read more about the first Labor Day celebration.
I’d like to say thank you for all the hard work and services rendered by workers everywhere and not just on Labor day. My gratitude extends the year round and to all workers around the globe.
I love autumn, and Labor Day weekend always puts me into an autumn frame of mind. I start thinking about Halloween and Thanksgiving, sweater weather, brilliantly colored foliage and falling leaves.
As usual on this holiday, most Americans will be having picnics and barbecues, spending time with family, and just relaxing from the daily grind. Unfortunately I won’t be doing any of those things this holiday. My downstairs bathroom is going to be remodeled this weekend, so I’ll be laying and grouting tile, as well as painting the foundation of my front porch and re-staining my bench and mailbox. It’s a working holiday for moi. 🙂 No matter what your plans are for the weekend, I want to wish you a good one. Stay safe and have some fun.
Enjoy Joan Baez singing Joe Hill.