In the late 19th Century, trade union and labor movements grew right along with countless industries, prompting trade unionists to begin to choose various days to celebrate the people’s labor. In the United States and Canada, a September holiday called Labour Day, was first proposed in the 1880s. Several years later, in 1887, North America officially established Labor Day.
May 1st, on the other hand, was chosen for International Workers’ Day to commemorate the Haymarket affair of May 4th 1886 in Chicago. Today, International Workers’ day is celebrated on every continent.
How to Celebrate?
This day was always meant to celebrate the work of the everyday man, so if you’ve been feeling a bit exhausted recently, today is the day for you to do what you feel like doing and treat yourself! Just do something you want to do for a change.
Has it been ages since you visited the mountains? Pack a lunch and spend the day enjoying nature and the view from the peak you decide to conquer. Has your body been causing you increasing discomfort recently? Time to make an appointment with a good masseuse! And if it’s been forever since you took the time to make yourself a decent meal, today is the perfect day to buy all of the ingredients you need and spend as much time as you need cooking something delicious and nutritious.
Anyway, enjoy your holiday.