Saturday, August 30, 2008

The First Labor Day

Our Ancestors saw the first Labor Day celebrated in September of 1882 in New York City. (pictured left) The idea behind it was to create "a day off for the working citizens".

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The first celebration of Labor Day was outlined in a proposal of the holiday, and included a street parade to exhibit to the public "the strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations," followed by a festival for the workers and their families.

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