So, most people really have no idea why we celebrate Labor Day. So, I thought it would be a great time to write an article about. So, before I begin … why do you think we celebrate it? I have always thought it was an extra day off for labor workers because they worked so hard back in the day.
“Labor Day is an annual celebration of workers and the labor force's achievements. The idea is to recognize and honor the American labor movement and the ways in which American workers have contributed to the country's success over the years.” (Marca, 2021)
Labor Day is the brain child of Peter J. McGuire, a carpenter and labor union leader, who in 1882 thought labor workers needed to be celebrated also. Peter first proposed his idea to New York’s Central Labor Union and on September 5, 1882 the first Labor Day was celebrated. Congress made it an official US holiday in 1894.
So, Labor Day is the day we get to celebrate and thank people that do the thankless jobs we do not think about. Those people include, people that work on our roads, railroads, construction, truck drivers, etc.
So I want to say thank you to all the people out there building and transporting our stuff around this big ol’ country.
The very first labor day. (n.d.). http://www.americaslibrary.gov/jb/gilded/jb_gilded_labor_1.html.
Marca. (2021, September 3). Why do we celebrate Labor day on September 6 in the US? MARCA. https://www.marca.com/en/lifestyle/us-news/2021/09/03/61325347268e3e653d8b45d0.html.