Happy Labor Day Weekend!

The Holiday Forum. Post about upcoming holidays.
User avatar
tabby
Posts: 2511
Joined: Fri Oct 29, 2010 3:41 pm
Location: Virginia

Happy Labor Day Weekend!

Post by tabby »





Happy Labor Day weekend to all of Forum Garden's American members and I hope you have a relaxing and fun time as you take a long break from your labors! :yh_flag

About Labor Day:

~~ The Labor Day holiday was created to pay tribute to the contributions and achievements of the American workers.

~~ Labor Day stems from the labor movements in the 19th century as workers protested long hours, little pay, and young children being forced to work.

~~ The first Labor Day was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882.

~~ In 1884, Labor Day was moved to the first Monday in September.

~~ Labor Day was made a Federal holiday in 1894.

I still think of Labor Day primarily as a long weekend marking the end of summer vacation! And a seasonal reminder that it was no longer fashionably acceptable to wear white ... heaven forbid! :yh_party

User avatar
valerie
Posts: 7125
Joined: Sun Sep 05, 2004 12:00 pm

Happy Labor Day Weekend!

Post by valerie »

Well as a homemaker, stuff still needs doing that day,

but I'll enjoy it anyway!

A neighbor from down the street saw me out working in

the yard the other day, and came over and invited me to

her Sunday BBQ. It will be lots of fun... I went to her son's

graduation party back in June and had a lovely time. I'm

going to cut a large vase of my zinnias for a hostess gift!
Tamsen's Dogster Page

http://www.dogster.com/?27525



User avatar
Wandrin
Posts: 1697
Joined: Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:10 pm

Happy Labor Day Weekend!

Post by Wandrin »

I don't have any plans except to avoid the roads and tourist attractions for the weekend.
User avatar
along-for-the-ride
Posts: 11732
Joined: Wed Mar 02, 2005 4:28 pm

Happy Labor Day Weekend!

Post by along-for-the-ride »

Hubby and I will be working on Labor Day..as usual. Our company has been stingy with our holidays the last few years. However, we do get holiday pay plus regular work hours.

A three day weekend would have been nice.

We've been invited to a cook-out Sunday.
Life is a Highway. Let's share the Commute.
User avatar
tude dog
Posts: 4200
Joined: Mon Oct 15, 2007 11:48 am

Happy Labor Day Weekend!

Post by tude dog »

Head down to the river w/beer. Hopefully come back from the river with some catfish as a side to the beef I am cooking over an open flame for burritos.

Home grown cantaloupe, watermelon.

Friends and beer.
If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles,” Doug Larson.

“Never doubt the courage of the French. They were the ones who discovered that snails are edible.”
― Doug Larson
User avatar
AnneBoleyn
Posts: 6627
Joined: Sun Dec 11, 2011 3:17 pm

Happy Labor Day Weekend!

Post by AnneBoleyn »

tude dog;1435064 wrote: Head down to the river w/beer. Hopefully come back from the river with some catfish as a side to the beef I am cooking over an open flame for burritos.

Home grown cantaloupe, watermelon.

Friends and beer.


Sounds really wonderful.
Bruv
Posts: 12181
Joined: Sat Aug 18, 2007 3:05 pm

Happy Labor Day Weekend!

Post by Bruv »

Is American Labor day (spelled wrongly by the way) the equivelant to our May day?

May Day used to be a national holiday until somebody (forget who) reckoned it was too politically charged and changed it to Spring Bank Holiday.
I thought I knew more than this until I opened my mouth
User avatar
tude dog
Posts: 4200
Joined: Mon Oct 15, 2007 11:48 am

Happy Labor Day Weekend!

Post by tude dog »

Bruv;1435142 wrote: Is American Labor day (spelled wrongly by the way) the equivelant to our May day?

May Day used to be a national holiday until somebody (forget who) reckoned it was too politically charged and changed it to Spring Bank Holiday.


I always associated it with Haymarket affair

A little more information here.

Law Day (United States)
If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles,” Doug Larson.

“Never doubt the courage of the French. They were the ones who discovered that snails are edible.”
― Doug Larson
gmc
Posts: 13566
Joined: Sun Aug 29, 2004 9:44 am

Happy Labor Day Weekend!

Post by gmc »

Bruv;1435142 wrote: Is American Labor day (spelled wrongly by the way) the equivelant to our May day?

May Day used to be a national holiday until somebody (forget who) reckoned it was too politically charged and changed it to Spring Bank Holiday.


The May day holiday originated as a pagan fertility festival but like so many other pagan festivals had been pinched by the christian church. It marked the beginning of summer the american labor day seems to celebrate the end of summer.

Labor Day - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Maybe they just don't see a socialist connotation to it?:-3
Bruv
Posts: 12181
Joined: Sat Aug 18, 2007 3:05 pm

Happy Labor Day Weekend!

Post by Bruv »

Oh No !!

We have let the cat out of the bag.

How can they enoy their barbecues now they know it has socialist connotations ?
I thought I knew more than this until I opened my mouth
User avatar
tabby
Posts: 2511
Joined: Fri Oct 29, 2010 3:41 pm
Location: Virginia

Happy Labor Day Weekend!

Post by tabby »

Some corny holiday humor ... and I do mean corny!

Daughter (8): Is Aunty Diane having her baby today?

Mother: Why did you think she is about to give birth?

Daughter (8): Because you said today was Labor Day!

The United Auto Workers union decided 2013 would be a good year to get ariel photos of possible burial sites for Jimmy Hoffa.

They figured that since Michigan just became a Right-To-Work state, he probably rolled over in his grave.

Father: Do you know, most people don't have to work today, because it's Labor Day.

Son: If people are not working, shouldn't we call today 'No-Labor Day?'

Did you hear the one about Labor Day?

It works for me!

Some Quotes:

If all the cars in the United States were placed end to end, it would probably be Labor Day Weekend. (Doug Larson)

'It's a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it's a depression when you lose your own.' (Harry S. Truman

Hard work never killed anybody, but why take a chance? (Edgar Bergen)

Every day I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I'm not there, I go to work. (Robert Orben)

Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, "Certainly, I can!" Then get busy and find out how to do it.' (Theodore Roosevelt)

I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it. (Thomas Jefferson)

All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence. (Martin Luther King Jr.)

A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life depend on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving. (Albert Einstein)

There is no labor a person does that is undignified; if they do it right. (Bill Cosby)

Thunder is good, thunder is impressive; but it is lightning that does the work. (Mark Twain)
User avatar
tabby
Posts: 2511
Joined: Fri Oct 29, 2010 3:41 pm
Location: Virginia

Happy Labor Day Weekend!

Post by tabby »

AnneBoleyn;1435099 wrote: Sounds really wonderful.


Yes, it really does! Nothing special on this end except a cook-out later this afternoon. We're grilling Italian sausages on the grill in lieu of hot dogs ... tried it over the 4th of July and they were so good!

Return to “Holidays”