Today’s Post by Joe Farace
For any of this blog’s readers that live outside the USA, here in the United States, Labor Day is a 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 22) and is celebrated by people having cookouts on the grille and generally kicking back and enjoying a Monday off. After today, swimming pools will be closing and if the kids aren’t already in school, they’re getting ready to start with all that ‘Reading, ‘Riting and ‘Rithmatic.
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.