Monday, September 5, 2011

Labor Day

Labor Day is a day that honors all Americans that are part of the workforce. The labor union
celebrated its first workingmen's holiday on Tuesday, September 5, 1882 in New York City. Over the next few years, the idea spread throughout the country. In 1884, it was switched to Monday. In 1887, Labor Day gained state recognition in Oregon.Other states followed suit.By 1894 it became a Federal Holiday It has continued to evolve into what we recognize as Labor Day today.

Blogs of interest:
Amarinda Jones
Anny Cook
Julia Barrett
Shelley Munroe

1 comment:

  1. Interesting. Oregon seems the least likely state to first recognize Labor Day as an official holiday.