No More White After Labor Day
Soooooo I know Labor Day is the official end of summer and to be a day of no labor but, I never really thought about the who, what, & why of it. I decided to look up some fun facts on the actual history of the day.
The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union. The Central Labor Union held its second Labor Day holiday just a year later, on September 5, 1883.
In 1884 the first Monday in September was selected as the holiday, as originally proposed, and the Central Labor Union urged similar organizations in other cities to follow the example of New York and celebrate a "workingmen's holiday" on that date. The idea spread with the growth of labor organizations, and in 188Labor Day was celebrated in many industrial centers of the country.