Monday, September 5, 2011

The Origin of Labor Day

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The first Labor Day was organized by Peter J McGuire in 1882. McGuire was a carpenter and one of the leaders of the American union movement.

Over 10,000 workers marched from New York's City Hall to Union Square. After the parade they enjoyed a picnic, concert, and speeches at Reservoir Park with their families.

In many cities across America, Labor Day continues to celebrated in the very same fashion.

Different countries around the world also celebrate the holiday along with the United States.
Have a Safe and Happy Labor Day!!

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