Happy Labor Day!
September 6, 2023
An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 6 of September, repeating indefinitely
Happy Labor Day from JMC! The first Labor Day took place on September 5, 1882, in New York City. The Central Labor Union of New York organized a parade of thousands of union members from all trades that culminated in a picnic for the members and their families. This form of celebration gained popularity across the country – by 1894, over 30 states had recognized Labor Day as a holiday. On June 28, 1894, President Grover Cleveland signed a law officially making the first Monday of September a national holiday.
In its earliest form, Labor Day consisted of street parades and picnics exhibiting the strength and number of local labor unions. Prominent citizens made speeches at these festivities, and the Sunday before Labor Day was often dedicated to the educational and spiritual element of the organized labor movement.
First U.S. Labor Day Parade, Sept. 5, 1882, in NYC, Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper