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Labor Day. by: Guillermo Martinez. Who do we honor?. Labor day is supposed to honor the workers of America. It was designed to show respect and tribute for those who maintained the nation. Why did labor unions decide to celebrate Labor Day at the beginning of September?.

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labor day

Labor Day

by: Guillermo Martinez

who do we honor
Who do we honor?
  • Labor day is supposed to honor the workers of America. It was designed to show respect and tribute for those who maintained the nation
why did labor unions decide to celebrate labor day at the beginning of september
Why did labor unions decide to celebrate Labor Day at the beginning of September?
  • Labor Day is celebrated in September because President Cleveland wanted to keep it separate from other events such as the Haymarket affair. September is thought of being the end of summer and is the last summer holiday.
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In what year was Labor Day declared a national holiday?

Where was the first Labor Day parade held?

President Grover Cleveland declared Labor Day a national holiday in 1894

The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union.

references
References
  • http://www.dol.gov/laborday/history.htm
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Which us president signed the law making Labor Day a national holiday?

Does San Antonio have a parade on this day, does san Antonio do anything special on this day?

The president at that time that decide to make labor day a national holiday was Grover Cleveland.

No we don’t have a parade on this day and we don’t do anything special in this day only Some people don’t work but that’s about it.

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Where was the first Labor

Day parade held?

The first Labor Day parade in the United States was held in New York City on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 1882. More than 10,000 workers marched. It was organized by the Central Labor Union, a body representing 60 unions and over 80,000 people.

who do we honor1
Who Do We Honor?
  • Contributions workers for their hard work and well-being for this country.
san antonio
San Antonio

People in San Antonio celebrate Labor Day differently, some people do bbq at there houses, some go to the lake and do bbqs or go out of town for the 3day weekend!!

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DID YOU KNOW ?

Labor Day Legislation

Through the years the nation gave increasing emphasis to Labor Day. The first governmental recognition came through municipal ordinances passed during 1885 and 1886. From these, a movement developed to secure state legislation. The first state bill was introduced into the New York legislature, but the first to become law was passed by Oregon on February 21, 1887. During the year four more states — Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York — created the Labor Day holiday by legislative enactment. By the end of the decade Connecticut, Nebraska, and Pennsylvania had followed suit. By 1894, 23 other states had adopted the holiday in honor of workers, and on June 28 of that year, Congress passed an act making the first Monday in September of each year a legal holiday in the District of Columbia and the territories.

Who do we honor

on Labor Day ?

Labor Day in the United States is a holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It is a celebration of the American labor movement and it is to honor the achievements of workers. It is a yearly national tribute to the contributions of workers that have given their strength, prosperity, and well-being to our country.

what is your favorite thing to do on this holiday
What is your favorite thing to do on this holiday

My Favorite thing to do on this holiday is to go barbeque at the comal at New Braunfeuls, TX .

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Why did labor unions decide to celebrate Labor Day at the beginning of September?

Congress passed an act making the first Monday in September of each year a legal holiday.

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why in september
Why in September?

In America, Labor Day is celebrated the first Monday of each September. Because Labor Day creates a three-day weekend and is the last major holiday before the onset of autumn, it's generally seen as the last chance to enjoy the summer season.

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What is Labor Day?

Who DoWe Honor?

  • Labor Day in the United States is a holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September.
  • It is a celebration of the American Labor Movement and is dedicated to honor the social and economic achievements of workers.
why the beginning of september
Why the beginning of September?

It is a last chance to have a vacation before the end of the summer.

does san antonio have a parade on this day does san antonio do anything special on this day
Does San Antonio have a parade on this day, does San Antonio do anything special on this day?
  • San Antonio doesn’t have a parade but we don’t have school. That’s special to me.
what s my favorite thing to do on this day
What’s my favorite thing to do on this day?

All I really do on this day is sleep in.

who do we honor2
Who do we honor?

We honor the social and economic achievements of workers.

labor day was declared an official holiday on
Labor day was declared an official holiday on….
  • Labor day was an official holiday 1887 in September 5.

September 5, 1882

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Who Celebrates Labor Day?

  • Labor Day is celebrated in the U.S.
  • The equivalent holiday in Canada, Labour Day, is also celebrated on the first Monday of September. In many other countries (more than 80 worldwide).
  • Labor Day is observed by The US. It’s a federal holiday (federal government, DC and U.S Territories); and State Holiday (in all 50 U.S States)