Just a few facts about Labor Day. Did you know that the first Labor Day was celebrated in New York City back in 1882? Back then, Americans worked 12 hours a day, seven days a week. 10,000 people paraded through New York City that year to demand higher wages and less work hours. They peacefully marched from City Hall to a giant picnic in the park. Many of these folks risked losing their jobs by taking the day off to protest the long work days, but they were hoping for a better life for themselves and their families.
In 1894, years following this first protest, Labor Day was made a national holiday! Today it is a day for most people to rest. It is always on a Monday, and therefore a long weekend is what marks this great day. It is known now as Labor Day Weekend!
How did you spend your Labor Day weekend?? My husband and I labored or course! We washed our cars, and our fifth wheel. We also relaxed and watched movies on Netflix. It was an extra day that I got to spend with my husband, who is usually working on most Mondays. I will take a 3 day holiday anytime, but the next one probably won’t come until November. I hope you all had a great long weekend!