Everyone needs a day to unwind and be appreciated at the same time for all the hardwork that they have done throughout the year. And the holiday that does both of that is Labor Day. It is always a great time to celebrate labor day as it is always celebrated after the weekend, thus making it into a long weekend where the workers can spend some great quality time with their family and appreciate what they have and reenergize them for another year at their job until the next labor day celebrations. Where great sales can be found and a lot of fun and festivities are being done throughout the entire country.
Labor day initially started in Canada back in 1872 in Toronto, Ontario where it held a 9-hour parade but it has since been celebrated in places beyond the country starting with their nearest neighbor, the United States of America. Nowadays, more than eighty countries celebrate the holiday or their own version of it, at different dates depending on their own choosing. So now we will be taking a look at some facts about Labor Day and in particular, the Labor Day of the United States of America.
There has always been disagreement as to who was the 1st person to propose the holiday that we all know today as labor day. Some say it was Matthew Maguire, a machinist who was a member of the International Association of Machinists, while others say it was Peter McGuire, a carpenter who had witnessed an annual labor festival in Canada and was part of the Brotherhood of Carpenters.