September 2, 2013

Happy Labor Day


The First Labor 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 1885 Labor Day was celebrated in many industrial centers of the country.

Abraham Lincoln
If any man tells you he loves America, yet hates labor, he is a liar. If any man tells you he trusts America, yet fears labor, he is a fool.



Happy Labor Day from The Florida Furkids and Mom Sharon!

28 comments:

Prancer Pie said...

Happy Labor Day to all of you! xoxo

Katie and Glogirly said...

Happy Labor Day!!!
We hope you have a relaxing and nap-filled day!
: )

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

I love Labor Day, when humans stay home from work and labor for us cats!

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

Happy holiday, my friends!

Austin Towers said...

Happy Labor Day! I am glad you explained what it is! :) xox

Ragdoll Mommy said...

Happy Labor Day!

Marg said...

A very Happy Labor day to all of you too. Have a super day.

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

Happy Labor Day to all of you!

The Island Cats said...

Happy Labor Day...or as we call it...No Labor Day...because there's not much laboring going on today!

rumpydog.com said...

It's sad that we don't remember the reasons behind this day. Thanks for reminding us.

Ragdoll Mommy said...

Have fun napping!

Laila and Minchie said...

Happy Labor Day! Enjoy your day of laboring at those naps!

Nicola Carpenter said...

We hope you have a great Labor day!

The Paw Relations

Kjelle Bus said...

HAPPY LABOR DAY :)
Here in Sweden we celebrate Labor Day on may the 1.st
XOXO

Katnip Lounge said...

Happy Labor Day!

We shoved Mommy out the door, as usual, MOL!

Mariodacat said...

Happy Labor Day. It's our's favorite summer holiday too. Enjoy

BeadedTail said...

Happy Labor Day!

Brian said...

Happy No-Labor Labor day everyone!!!

ANGEL ABBY said...

A furry Happy Labor Day to all of you too!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Happy Labor Day to you too -love your collage!

Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

Grrreta: Ambrose, Clarence, Teddi, Baskin, and Abner said...

Happy Labor Day!

Ginger Jasper said...

Hope you have a great day. Hugs GJ x

Katie Isabella said...

Happy Labor Day you sweet babies. xoxoxox

Kitties Blue said...

Thanks for the history lesson. Mom says that she hadn't known where and when Labor Day began. She thinks it is such a shame that so many people now have to work on that day, especially the folks who work in retail. Hope everyone at your house a nice, relaxing day. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

Spike William and Angels China Cat and Willow said...

Happy Labor Day to all of you! I love that picture of everyone all ready for Labor Day!

Purrrrrrrs, Spike William

colehauscats said...

Hope you had a wonderful, relaxing day! We did! Purrs...

Angel Keisha said...

Woof woof! :)

Caren Gittleman said...

what a catabulous post! Hope you had a Happy Labor Day!