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Labor Day is a national holiday which celebrated every year on the first Monday of September. It’s observed in the United States of America, Canada, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the Canal Zone, and the Virgin Islands.
But in other parts of the world such as Europe and Asian countries, People celebrate Labor Day on the first day of May. In this day people across the world encourage the labors for their work and also make them aware of their rights. Labor Day is an international holiday in many countries and it will occur on Monday, September 6.
We celebrate Labor Day to mark the end of summer and to give all the laborers a day off. Because earlier there were no particular work hours. Therefore, employers force their workers to work more. So, the main motive is to rejoice in the success and encourage the workers. Undoubtedly, it is a way of paying tribute and honoring the men and women workers across the globe. Canada and the US acknowledge this day since 1984. Labor Day is different from the other holidays because it is not dedicated to any particular person or nation, sex or race. Unlike every other holiday which is somewhat associated with rivalry. The purpose of Labor Day is to let everyone know the rights of the Labors.
Labors day was first celebrated on May 1, 1890 after the labor union movement gave impetus to the foundation of Labor Day. In addition, it advocated for eight hours of work and eight hours each of resting and recreational time.
The origin of this day is unknown. Some people think that J. McGuire given the suggestion to observe a day as the Labor Day. He was a co-founder of the American Federation of Labor and the general secretary of the Brother of Carpenters. While others believed that Matthew Maguire who was a machinist originated the vacation.
Recent studies confirm that Matthew Maguire took the initiative in 1882 to honor working men and women. During that time he was serving as the secretary of the Central Labor Union in New York. Hence, The Union agreed to the proposal and organized a committee to plan a demonstration.
There are plenty of things we can do in order to thank the people who make our everyday better.
Let’s take a stand this Labor Day to appreciate their hard work & determination. Everyone should avoid discrimination on the grounds of race, caste, creed and sex. Also, employers should plan a structured payment & work environment. Hence, Century Media360 pledges to stand by the workers & create a better working world for everyone.
The world cannot function with our laborers and they deserve our respect and honor. — Anonymous