Today we celebrate the people who go out and work every day. We celebrate the legal end of child labor: there was a time when children had to do tough labor for work rather than go to school. The day was created by unions, who fought for better pay, shorter hours, and better working conditions. In this day and age, I think it’s an important thing for us to remember.
Here’s a little bit of information about it:
In the United States and Canada, the first Monday of September is a federal holiday, Labor Day. Originally celebrated in New York City’s Union Square in 1882, Labor Day was organized by unions as a rare day of rest for the overworked during the Industrial Revolution. Kenneth C. Davis illustrates the history of Labor Day from Union Square to today.
Check out the video. Remember why you’re hitting the grill today, and then have a happy Labor Day! We have a lot to be appreciate :).