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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Labor Day Weekend


We celebrate Labor Day as a federal holiday on the first Monday in September, the last holiday of the summer: wearing white will go out, school will be in and a change in season is just around the corner. Do you know how it came about, what it means, its founder, establishment of the first Labor Day? In other words, what is The History of Labor Day? What is it celebrating? Is it a day of labor or a day of rest in celebration of a year's labor or something more perhaps entirely different?
In short,. . .

Labor Day celebrates the American worker.

How is Labor Day celebrated?

The Labor Day celebration exploits the backyard barbeque, much like the Fourth of July, with patriotic decorations dominating the scene. Since its inception in the 1880s it celebrates a means of honoring workers for all their efforts. In that spirit, the backyard barbeque is often laden with hammocks, comfortable lounge chairs, lawn blankets and even lots of huge pillows! Tiki torches, twinkle lights and candles in hurricane lamps keep the atmosphere cheery and bright until well into the evening. For some areas of the country, this holiday brings with it a slight chill in the air, which might warrant that first sweater or jacket of the season.  

Whatever you have planned, whether you are traveling, reached your destination, or simply staying at home, have a safe and enjoyable holiday! Remember America's past and the sacrifices for her freedom. Otherwise, there would be no Labor Day celebration.



What are your plans for celebration?


13 comments:

  1. Thank goodness for Labor Day.. One of my favorites.. Happy Labor Day to you..Susie

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  2. Thank you, Susie, for stopping by and commenting. Enjoy the holiday!

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  3. Thanks for this, Sharia. A little bit of interesting history for us who live outside the US.

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    1. True! But also for those inside the US that only think of this day as a picnic and barbeque!

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  4. Sharla you are so multi talented this is great!

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    1. Thank you, Len. Retired but still trying to educate:>)

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  5. I love Labor Day too and thanks for the bit of history, Sharla!

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    1. It is always good to know what we are celebrating! It is so strange. When I was in school, my least favorite subject was history. Now I absolutely cannot learn enough, especially about America!

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  6. Have a good Labor Day Sharla
    Gyslaine

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    1. Thank you, Gys. Even though you are not celebrating a holiday, have a GREAT day:>)

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  7. Happy Labor Day Sharla! I know I embraced a R & R kind of day.

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    1. Didn't get enough R&R but it was a good day:>)

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  8. Thank you, Sharla! Of course I am late reading this, but interesting nonetheless. I spent the day in 100+ heat helping my husband cut trees. So here in Central Texas we don't put away the white.... ever! Which is okay by me too! And we barbeque into the winter, which is about ten days long and then it is summer again, so see why the whites shouldn't be put away? Loved your post!

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