On the first Monday of September every year the USA celebrates their Labor Day. It is a celebration of American Labor Movement and is seen as a national thank you for the contributions made by American citizens of strength and prosperity.
Many people use Labor Day as a day of rest in modern times with a large number of the population marking it as the final day of Summer and taking the opportunity to make trips or spend the day outside.
The first Labor Day was held in 1882 with the desire to create a holiday for workers, but didn’t become a federal holiday until 1894. It was intended that the day should be filled with a street parade, a festival and in later years speeches by prominent people.
This year the Labor Day Parade is being held on Saturday the 6th of September in New York City.
Vince Candello, from Messinger Bearings in Philadelphia shared his Labor Day plans with us:
“Typically what the Candello family Labor day celebration consists of is a BBQ with friends , taking the family to the beach for the day, a day trip up to the mountains and some margaritas with the wife. This will be all in one Labor day weekend.”
We hope you all have a great Labor Day!