Monday, September 7, 2009

How's your Holiday?


How's your weekend and holiday folks? Ours not bad and not good either for we spent all day running errands and doing chores such as; general cleaning, laundry, watching our two little monsters and then hubby was busy mowing the grass at our backyard and preparing lesson plans. Added with Justines fussiness the whole afternoon and Jake's tantrums when he woke up from his nap..sigh.. I hope you guys did have a great weekend and family fun filled labor day.

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of the America.

Founder of Labor Day

More than 100 years after the first Labor Day observance, there is still some doubt as to who first proposed the holiday for workers.

Some records show that Peter J. McGuire, general secretary of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners and a cofounder of the American Federation of Labor, was first in suggesting a day to honor those "who from rude nature have delved and carved all the grandeur we behold."

But Peter McGuire's place in Labor Day history has not gone unchallenged. Many believe that Matthew Maguire, a machinist, not Peter McGuire, founded the holiday. Recent research seems to support the contention that Matthew Maguire, later the secretary of Local 344 of the International Association of Machinists in Paterson, N.J., proposed the holiday in 1882 while serving as secretary of the Central Labor Union in New York. What is clear is that the Central Labor Union adopted a Labor Day proposal and appointed a committee to plan a demonstration and picnic.

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.
Read more History and facts of Labor Day here.



Chubskulit Rose said...

same way on how we celebrated our. maayong buntag bakla!

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Clarissa said...

Kami naman dito araw-araw ang labor day--araw araw ang laba,linis ng bahay,plancha,palengke,hatid-sundo sa mga bata.Ang hinde lang pwedeng araw-arawin eh yung labor sa gabi lol!!\(^0^)/

Workplace On The Web said...

well, i worked today 10am to 6pm.

@ clarissa
that's funny :)


katherine said...

toink!!! Labor Day diay nag labor jud ka da whole day kay duha mana imo baktin..nyahaha maayo tong imong barako kay sa gabii ra ka mag labor hahaha..

Seiko said...

I'm sure you guys had a tiring day during the labor day there in U.S
Thanks for sharing this Mommy Shydub。;D

Dhemz said...

nyhahaha...ours wasn't that exciting either....we did some errands here and the rotten fruits....stay at home most of the time...kapoy gawas tsang kay super init man jud.

aside from going to the concert and state fair mingaw ang langob woi...ehhehehe!

agoy monsters man! busy diay imong pasto tsang kay fussy man si justine...maybe jake woke up the wrong side on!

agi ko dire kadali tsang...unya nako after class mag blog hop kay naa raba tawon me quiz today.....another!

mag drop siguro ko later...mwah! pindot power!

Siddhartha said...

I do not really like altering my routines much. Just spent the day as usual.

I'll not opine on the history but I get to learn a lot. Thanks.

Jac said...

Grabe ang labor day jan sa US...Btw nakaka tawa naman si mommy Clarissa sabagay tama talaga sya pareho kami d2 na everyday labor day ehehh...Pareho kami ng trabaho araw~araw ...

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