Labor Day- How it started and the meaning behind it

Happy Labor Day everyone!
Here’s an article that talks about the history and the meaning behind Labor Day.
Originally started in New York City in 1882, and it’s held on the first Monday of September in North America, however most countries celebrate it on the 1st of May.

http://time.com/3222093/labor-day-school-white-history-monday-september/

The article states that Labor Day started in New York City in 1882 as a parade to celebrate a worker’s day off. It soon became an annual thing where people took this day off from work but it was not officially declared a national holiday until a decade later in 1896 by president Grover Cleveland with Oregon being the first state to declare it a holiday in 1887.

This soon spread out internationally and people around the world celebrated Labor Day (some of which labeled it “May Day” since internationally it’s held on the first of May). However, There is a slight difference between Labor Day and May Day, in which Labor Day stands for the dignity and pride of a worker in his work whereas May Day stands for the worker’s demand in less work and more pay, but the aim and results are mutual.

 

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