Today’s Post by Joe Farace
For any of this blog’s readers living outside the USA, here in the United States, Labor Day is a national holiday that’s celebrated on the first Monday in September.
Canada’s Labour Day is also celebrated on the first Monday of September. More than 80 countries, such as France, celebrate International Workers’ Day on May 1 that is the old European holiday of May Day, and several other countries have chosen their own dates for a Labor Day.
Here is the America, Labor Day is generally thought of as a day commemorating the last throes of summer (although that actually won’t officially happen until September 21) and is celebrated by people having cookouts on the grille and generally kicking back and enjoying having a Monday off. At least that’s the way it was in the pre-COVID years of yesterday. This weekend, it’s anybody’s guess…
In reality, Labor Day is a celebration of the American labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of workers who have added to the strength, prosperity and well-being of their country.
For another look at what Labor Day means to me, along with a tribute to my Dad visit my car photography blog today and click on Blog for some memories of my father.