Happy Labor Day! Americans celebrate this holiday on the first Monday in September. However, over 80 other countries also celebrate Worker’s Day but on May 1. On this day we honor the work advocates, organizers, and protesters have done to make sure our workers are safe, healthy, and fairly paid. We also honor workers who strengthen our country and provide for families.
The Central Labor Union and the Knights of Labor organized a parade in New York City to honor workers. In 1887 the holiday was established in September to support workers. Today, it is a federal holiday for most workers. It also marks the end of summer and the beginning of the school year for many children. Many families celebrate by hosting BBQ’s and family gatherings. How do you celebrate this holiday?