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Labour Day (Labor Day in the USA) is an annual holiday to celebrate the achievements of workers. Labour Day has its origins in the labour union movement, specifically the eight-hour day movement, which advocated eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest.
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Do you know why the USA doesnt celebrate May 1st as Labour day when the rest of the world seems to?
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Happy Labor Day to everybody. Eat, drink, and be merry. And safe.

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Because it was too close to May day which may have been seen as a communist plot??????.......

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Actually Congress felt so bad for my mom being in labor on August 31st that they declared September 1 as Labor day so she could rest.

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Actually Congress felt so bad for my mom being in labor on August 31st that they declared September 1 as Labor day so she could rest.

Love that one, Mike............

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Actually Congress felt so bad for my mom being in labor on August 31st that they declared September 1 as Labor day so she could rest.
Ha Ha, This is an interesting reason !
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The U.S. and Canada celebrate Labor Day on the first Monday of September. Labour Day is celebrated throughout the world on May 1.
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From Wikipedia : The September date originally chosen by the CLU of New York and observed by many of the nation's trade unions for the past several years was selected rather than the more widespread International Workers' Day because Cleveland was concerned that observance of the latter would be associated with the nascent Communist, Syndicalist and Anarchist movements that, though distinct from one another, had rallied to commemorate the Haymarket Affair in International Workers' Day.[5] All U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and the territories have made it a statutory holiday.
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