by Skip Cohen
It's Labor Day, and I pretty much share the same post every year...starting with the history of "Labour Day," thanks to Wikipedia:
(Labor Day in the United States) is an annual holiday to celebrate the achievements of workers. Labour Day has its origins in the labour union movement, specifically the eight-hour day movement, which advocated eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest. For most countries, Labour Day is synonymous with, or linked with, International Workers' Day, which occurs on 1 May. For other countries, Labour Day is celebrated on a different date, often one with special significance for the labour movement in that country. Labour Day is a public holiday in many countries.
So, if you're in the US, I just want to wish everyone a safe and healthy holiday. For us, it's a day to just kick back, mumble a lot about how fast the summer went by and then throw something on the grill. And if I really dig back through the memory banks, school started tomorrow, always the day after Labor Day.
Enjoy the holiday everybody - and unplug yourself from worrying about work - it'll all still be there tomorrow!
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