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Sunday, September 6, 2015

What is Labor Day?

long holiday weekend

Labor Day has been celebrated as a national holiday paying tribute to working men and women in the United States and Canada since 1894.

The first Labor Day parade occurred 5 September 1882, in New York City.  The workers' unions chose the first Monday in September because it was halfway between Independence Day in July and Thanksgiving in November. 

Some states designated Labor Day as a holiday before President Grover Cleveland signed a law designating the first Monday in September as the federal holiday known as Labor Day nationwide.

If you want to know more about Labor Day in the United States…what it means, where it originated, etc., this article http://www.dol.gov/laborday/history.htm has a lot of good information.

safe and happy labor day

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    1. You're welcome Mere!

      Hugs and blessings...Cat

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  2. Enjoyed reading this Cat. Hope you are having a wonderful Labour Day weekend. It's late October here. Yesterday was Father's Day though.

    Hugs
    Roz

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    1. Happy you enjoyed it Roz. Had a busy Labor Day weekend getting ready to come visit my grands. ;) Sheesh...really wish a lot of our holidays were the same days. LOL

      Hugs and blessings...Cat

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  3. Hope you and yours had a great day Cat,
    love Jan,xx

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    1. Thanks Jan...just busy getting everything ready to come visit my grands. ;)

      Hugs and blessings...Cat

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    1. Your welcome Sunny...hope you and Ray had a great day. ;)

      Hugs and blessings...Cat

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  5. Thanks Cat. Enjoyed reading it. Hope you are having a wonderful day.

    Love,
    Ronnie
    xx

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    1. You're welcome Ronnie...happy you enjoyed the article.

      Hugs and blessings...Cat

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  6. Thank you, Cat. Wishing you a happy Labor Day!

    hugs

    Nina

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    1. Thank you Nina...happy you enjoyed the post.

      Hugs and blessings...Cat

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  7. I hope that you had a wonderful Labor Day, Cat T! :) I loved the little bit of history that you gave us all too! Many hugs,

    <3 Katie T

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    1. Thanks Cuz...had a busy Labor Day. Happy you enjoyed the bit of history...always fun to learn isn't it. ;)

      Hugs and blessings...Cat

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