Sunday, September 4, 2011

What is Labor Day?

First Labor Day parade
Tommorow is Labor day, and so I was wondering,"What is Labor Day? Why do we celebrate it?" Well, the Central Labor Union started the first event as a demonstration. It was supposed to be a holiday that celebrated the working person, and his/ her contributions to the world. It was started in 1883 (or 1882- different books and websites said different things!)in New York, and it wasn't long before other states celebrated it.Tommorow is also my Dad's birthday! Happy Birthday,Dad!

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1 comment:

  1. wow your dads birthday is on labor day. thats cool! i was thinking the same thing what is labor day and now i now a little bit about it!

    ~lilah ( from world of magic )

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