Updated: Sep 8
Happy Labor Day. Sad to see the summer going, but happy to see the fall starting up. Looking forward pumpkin this and pumpkin that and apple cider donuts :).
Have you ever wanted to know the origins of the Labor Day holiday. Well here’s an article on History.com.
It became a federal holiday in 1894. In the late 1800’s many Americans worked 12 hour days and didn’t enjoy “weekends” like we do now. Children were also laboring away in factories during the industrial revolution. There was a period of “revolt” during the latter part of the 19th century leading to major reforms but at the cost of unrest and physical harm. Today we enjoy the holiday as a day to rest and spend with family but it’s helpful to remember how good we have it today.