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Labor Day 1882

First celebrated in New York City in 1892, Labor Day 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 our country.

In honor of Labor Day our regular Monday article will be published tomorrow, on Tuesday.

As you celebrate with family and friends be sure to apply sustainable, DIY natural ethics to your food and jubilation.

Happy Labor Day and may God bless you, your loved ones, and our country.


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  1. Ruth says

    This answers the question that our kids asked us and Grandma (who lives with us). Now we know! Thankyou.

  2. Nora says

    Hi there,
    This is not really all that important, but i did hear on the radio this morning (CBC-Canadian Broadcasting Corporation), that Labour Day started in Canada. Retrieved the following from

    “Labor Day actually started in Canada. Its origins can be traced back to April 15, 1872, when the Toronto Trades Assembly organized Canada’s first significant demonstration for worker’s rights. Canadians also celebrate the holiday on the first Monday of September, but to them it’s “Labour Day.”
    Americans first celebrated Labor Day Tuesday, Sept. 5, 1882, in New York City. A parade with 10,000 workers marched from City Hall to Union Square.
    On June 28, 1894, Congress passed an act making the first Monday in September of each year Labor Day.”