UnknownNew York City hosted the country’s first official observation of  LABOR DAY in 1882.

LABOR DAY marks the end of summer, the advent of fall and means back to school for all the students.

“Organizers were worried that people might not turn up if it meant missing a day’s pay. At first, it didn’t look good: at the start of the parade route in lower Manhattan, only a handful of workers turned up. Their ranks swelled as they walked uptown and were gradually joined by members of various unions. By the time the parade reached Central Park, 10,000 workers were marching together. Labor Day became a national holiday in 1894.”

-The Writer’s Almanac

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