Monday, September 3, 2012

Happy Labor Day! 2012

Happy Labor Day (US Readers) Everyone!

Here in the United States we are celebrating the holiday "Labor Day" today (09.03.2012). This is right before school starts in most of the country, but some schools may have already returned to school before this holiday break.

Ending of summer now. Right after this day, schools are now in session and that's also the sign of ending of summer for amusement parks weekly operations. From this point now, amusement parks starts opening on the weekends to have their "Halloween/Fall Activities" for closing up for the summer season.

What is Labor Day? *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. *1

A Nationwide Holiday
*The form that the observance and celebration of Labor Day should take was outlined in the first proposal of the holiday — a street parade to exhibit to the public "the strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations" of the community, followed by a festival for the recreation and amusement of the workers and their families. This became the pattern for the celebrations of Labor Day. Speeches by prominent men and women were introduced later, as more emphasis was placed upon the economic and civic significance of the holiday. Still later, by a resolution of the American Federation of Labor convention of 1909, the Sunday preceding Labor Day was adopted as Labor Sunday and dedicated to the spiritual and educational aspects of the labor movement.
The character of the Labor Day celebration has undergone a change in recent years, especially in large industrial centers where mass displays and huge parades have proved a problem. This change, however, is more a shift in emphasis and medium of expression. Labor Day addresses by leading union officials, industrialists, educators, clerics and government officials are given wide coverage in newspapers, radio, and television.
The vital force of labor added materially to the highest standard of living and the greatest production the world has ever known and has brought us closer to the realization of our traditional ideals of economic and political democracy. It is appropriate, therefore, that the nation pay tribute on Labor Day to the creator of so much of the nation's strength, freedom, and leadership — the American worker. *1

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We hope everybody celebrating "Labor Day" in the states, please be safe and drive carefully.

- Themagical Staff 





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