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 our country. This year Labor Day will be celebrated on 4th September in the USA and 1st September in Canada.
Happy Labor Day 2017 Messages, Greetings, Greeting Cards
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 co-founder 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.”
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.
Happy Labor Day 2017 Quotes, Wishes, Messages
Stand for your right without falling to death for your toil. Make your day bright without being patronized as a weak vessel. celebrate today because it is your right. Happy International Workers’ Day.
Labour was the price we paid for the wealth of the world. Without labor, we are all doomed because we will just be where we were. Happy celebrations people on International Workers’ Day 2017.
International workers day is different from all other days in our country. It is the time we set aside to look at our battles, wars, discord, poverty and all the labors of Kingdom past. It is a day devoted to nobody but everybody.
Nobody can think straight who does not work. Idleness warps the mind. – Henry Ford
Labor Day is seen as a day of rest for many hardworking Americans. – James P. Hoffa
The late Estee Lauder says you can never wear white shoes after Labor Day. But of course, in today’s world, that does not exist. – Andre Leon Talley
Labor Day is devoted to no man, living or dead, to no sect, race or nation. – Samuel Gompers
While May Day is a public holiday in the European countries, other nations like US and Canada, the International Labour Day is celebrated every year on 1st Monday of September as an annual holiday. They acknowledge the achievements of the working class in various fields. In India, the first was organized in Madras (now Chennai) by the Labour Kisan Party of Hindustan on 1st May 1923. Labour Day is celebrated as “Uzhaipalar Dinam” in Tamil and “Kamgar Divas” in Hindi and Marathi in India.