September 5, 2016

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!

13 comments:

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

Happy Labor Day!

Ann said...

Happy Labor Day.

Brian said...

Have a wonderful Labor Day sweet friends!

Madi and Mom said...

Hello Raz, Allie and Ellie and happy Labor Day
Hugs Madi, Raz's gal

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Happy Labor Day cuties!

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

Thank you for sharing information on how the holiday started!

Caren Gittleman said...

Happy Happy Labor Day!!!
catchatwithcarenandcody

The Swiss Cats said...

Thank you for telling us about that special day ! Happy Labor Day ! Purrs

The Island Cats said...

That was a great history lesson. Happy Labor Day!

Cathy Keisha said...

Happy Labor Day or for us cat Non-Labor Day.

Forty Paws said...

Thank you for your kind words about G.T.'s crossing over. He is truly missed!

meowmeowmans said...

Happy Labor Day to you, sweet friends!

Kitties Blue said...

Happy belated Labor Day. Hope you all spent the day relaxing/ Mau is sending Allie 3456789876545678987654345654323456787654321234567898765432345678 smooches, all his love and purrs.