Friday, September 3, 2010
Rough Week And Holiday Coming Up...!
You know, between the continuing heat, the crowd of family here last weekend, and the cleaning and straightening up after everyone went home...I'm glad that it's Friday!
I really don't know why, since I'm retired, but Friday's are always nice! It's a hold over from my working days, I guess! This picture looks a lot like how I feel this week! It at least gives you a good idea of what I'm talking about!
Anyway, it's a holiday weekend for those that are paying attention to that sort of thing! Labor Day is this coming Monday.
Labor Day is one of those smaller holidays that not everyone gets off for. I looked over on the Almanac and sure enough, they had a bit of history about Labor Day that you might find interesting! If nothing else, it's interesting and educational! But nearly all the holidays listed in the Farmer's Almanac are that way!
Labor Day is always the first Monday in September (this year, it falls on the 6th). The 6th is also Labour Day in Canada. See the origin and meaning of Labor Day.
To honor the achievements of the working class, Labor Day in the U.S. was first celebrated on September 5, 1882, with a parade put on by the Central Labor Union in New York City.
The holiday’s popularity spread, and on June 28, 1894, President Grover Cleveland made it a federal holiday, to be observed on the first Monday in September.
It’s thought that the U.S. holiday was inspired by Canada’s labor movement, which was started by Canadian trade unionists in 1872.
I hope you all have a chance to enjoy the long weekend, or at least get a chance to have some rest on Monday! Seems like a good day to enjoy a cook-out, but what day isn't? Grilling something sure is better than spending time in a hot kitchen, slaving over a hot stove...don't you think?
Now, let's get some fresh coffee and sit outside for a bit. We can toast to Labor Day!