Labor Day, celebrated in the United States every September on the first Monday, is a holiday dedicated to the working class in the United States. The holiday’s aim is to celebrate the workers of the country and their contributions to the strength of our nation.
Origin of Labor Day
There is some question as to the roots of Labor Day. It is uncertain if the great idea came from Peter McGuire, a co-founder of the American Labor Federation, or Matthew Maguire, who was the secretary of New York’s Central Labor Union. The initiatives of the Central Labor Union, however, were what prompted America’s first Labor Day.
On September 5th, 1882, the very first Labor Day was observed. The Central Labor Union then organized annual celebrations for what they considered a worker’s holiday on September 5th. By the year 1885, the celebration of Labor Day had spread to several different industrial regions, and it continued to spread to all industries in the United States after that.
Labor Day Now
Today’s Labor Day is a major holiday for the United States, during which we celebrate the workers of the country with a day of rest and relaxation or a day of picnics and parades. This holiday is really one to honor the many individuals who work tirelessly to contribute to the quality of our great country’s bustling economy.
Our team at GSO Orthodontics wishes that all of our patients can comfortably and happily enjoy Labor Day and every holiday. If you’re staying or traveling out of town in the Atlanta area, have fun, and don’t forget to brush!