While most of the world celebrates Labor Day on May 1st, in the United States, we celebrate it on the 1st Monday in September. This unique difference in date can be attributed to different factors but it really seems insignificant when you stop to think of what it stands for. You see, this holiday is important to workers all throughout the world as it pays tribute to their achievements and contributions to their labor movements and the societies they live in.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s website has interesting information on this holiday should you care to read up more on the subject. Feel free to visit http://www.dol.gov/laborday/history.htm for a fascinating view on the origins of Labor Day here in the States.
This leads me to today’s question:
Labor Day: Honoring of our workers’ contributions or the end of summer?