Labor Day has come and gone. Passing by quicker than a kid can say, “Summer vacation.” But what is Labor Day exactly? And why is it usually spent grilling hamburgers, instead of actually laboring?
The first Labor Day was celebrated 122 years ago according to the U. S. Department of Labor. The Central Labor Union used the day to demonstrate their united strength by parading on Tuesday. Sept. 5, 1882, in New York City.
Other cities soon followed the example and chose the first Monday in September to celebrate a “workingmen’s holiday.”