Happy Labor Day

Today’s Post by Joe Farace

For blog readers living 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 celebrate International Workers’ Day on May 1, the old European holiday of May Day, and several countries have chosen their own dates for Labor Day.

Labor Day is generally thought of as a day that commemorates the last throes of summer (although that actually won’t officially happen until September 22) and is celebrated with cookouts on the grille.

After today, swimming pools will be closing and if the kids aren’t already in school, they’re getting ready to start with ‘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.