Happy (hopefully going into) Labor Day!

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Happy (hopefully going into) Labor Day!

In my hopes for this year’s labor day to be a hopefully going into labor and delivery of my baby I realized I don’t even fully know what the purpose of Labor day is, or how it originated.  So after a little research this is what I found-
According to the US department of Labor:

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

Through the years the nation gave increasing emphasis to Labor Day. The first governmental recognition came through municipal ordinances passed during 1885 and 1886. From these, a movement developed to secure state legislation. The first state bill was introduced into the New York legislature, but the first to become law was passed by Oregon on February 21, 1887. During the year four more states — Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York — created the Labor Day holiday by legislative enactment. By the end of the decade Connecticut, Nebraska, and Pennsylvania had followed suit. By 1894, 23 other states had adopted the holiday in honor of workers, and on June 28 of that year, Congress passed an act making the first Monday in September of each year a legal holiday in the District of Columbia and the territories.

Now I feel kinda silly since it’s pretty obvious from the name, I guess I just expected there to be more of a history or back story to the holiday.

So kick off your shoes, take a nap, get some things done around the house, and spend time with family and friends while you enjoy the day off work!

As for me, I’m hoping today will be a “labor and delivery” day for me! Cross your fingers!

1 Comment

  1. Kriti Chauhan says:

    Labor day

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