September 5, 2011

Happy Labor Day!

Happy Labor Day from the Florida Furkids, Angel Sniffie and Cousin Trooper!

Happy Labor Day

We thought you might enjoy reading these facts about Labor Day.

 Labor Day is always celebrated on the first Monday in September. This special time denotes a restful and fun time for each and every hardworking American.Canadians celebrate this holiday on the same day as well.
Other countries, Australia, Jamaica, New Zealand, Trinidad and Tobago also celebrate Labor Day, but they do so on different months and days. In Australia depending on where you live, Labor Day may be celebrated on the first Monday in October, the first or second Monday in March or the first Monday in May.

A Nation's Strength


Not gold, but only man can make
A people great and strong;
Men who, for truth and honor's sake,
Stand fast and suffer long.

Brave men who work while others sleep,
Who dare while others fly--
Thy build a nation's pillars deep
And lift them to the sky.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

29 comments:

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Happy Labor Day to you too!

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

I have a heretofore unknown fact about Labor Day on my blog today! I think you kitties will like it!

Prancer Pie said...

Wow, we didn't know this! Happy Labor Day to our Canadian furriends! Purrs.

Father Tom said...

A beautiful poem giving Julie a touch of the leaky eye..
You're right, Labor Day is about patriotism, too. (RWE is one of Julie's favorite poets, too)

Happy Labor Day to all of you. Have a restful day.

Hugs,
Tom & Julie
xoxo

Mr Puddy said...

Happy Labor Day !!!!
Any day is public holiday, my mom will be very happy !
I hope your human have a great day too : )
xoxo

Fuzzy Tales said...

We're definitely enjoying our Labour Day here in Canada! We hope your beans will be labour-free today. It's a given that we cats will be. LOL.

Marg said...

Happy Labor Day to all of you too. Hope you have a really great day. Take care.

Admiral Hestorb said...

Happy Labor Day you sweet babies! xxoo

The Island Cats said...

Happy Labor Day!!

Amber DaWeenie said...

Happy Labor Day to you guys too. And don't LABOR too hard!!!

Hannah and Lucy said...

We wish you a happy and labour free day
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Mr. Pip said...

Happy Labor Day!

Your pal, Pip

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Thanks for the info on labor Day ~ 'cos we don't have it here in the UK, and wasn't sure what it was all abowt.

Happy Labor Day!

Glogirly and Katie said...

I sure didn't expect to learn anything today! I was planning on non-laboring all day. Thanks for the cool info! And Happy Labor Day!
xo Katie

Cory said...

Happy Labor Day! We intend to snooze and not lift a paw today...which may be hard for Jonesie.

Cheri said...

Yay for Labor Day - great post.

Cats of wildcat woods

Fluffy and Heather said...

Thanks for the facts!

Too bad Italy doesn't have Labour Day... :(

Kjelle Bus said...

Happy Labor Day !
We don´t have that holiday in Sweden , so here we have to work today :(

Flock O' Fuzzies said...

Happy Labor Day to you too.

Brian said...

Happy Labor Day sweet friends!

Daisy said...

Happy Labor Day to you!

Katnip Lounge said...

Those are interesting facts...we'll tell them to Mommy when she gets home from work today!

Cat Street Boyz said...

Mom remembers when she was a kid that no one worked on Sundays and the stores were all closed......it was family day...now we have Labor day in hopes of a day off....not if you are in retail!!
We will go easy on Mommy today......we will,... have a great day=^Y^=

meowmeowmans said...

Thanks for sharing those facts. Who knew? Happy Labor Day, dear friends!

BeadedTail said...

Happy Labor Day to all of you!

Tillie and Georgia said...

Have a fun and snoozy Labour Day!!!
We are!! heehee

Purrs Tillie and Georgia

FiveSibesMom said...

Thanks for sharing the Labor Day facts & the great poem, A Nation's Strength. Hope your day was enjoyable and maybe labor-less?!

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Happy Labor Day, Furiends! I like the poem. The Human, who is an English teacher, never saw this Emerson poem before--thanks! She might use it in class tomorrow!

Au and Target said...

Now I get it! It's like 1st May in Europe! Thanks for this.