I'm not sure if I should be as embarrassed as I am to admit this: Prior to writing this post I wikipedia'ed "Labor Day" because I wasn't altogether sure as to why I don't have class today, what I am supposed to be celebrating, and of course if I'll commit a fashion faux pas by wearing white after today. Clearly some big thoughts about today ;)
Labor Day Originated in 1882 by the Central Labor Union of New York...but was not recognized as a federal holiday until 1894. It came about by tragedy as numerous workers participating in the Pullman Strike were killed by U.S. Marshalls and Military...
President Cleveland reconciled with the labor union and fearing further conflict he, and other law makers rushed this through congress, making Labor Day a recognized federal holiday in a mere 6 days. Declaring the first Monday in September a statutory holiday. Pretty Interesting stuff if you ask me!!!
So what am I doing to celebrate today!? Spending time with family (going to see The Help with my mom (maybe some shopping too), bbq with my parents), friends, and of course being the laborious person that I am: working and studying...although I may do the latter part laying poolside--since it closes after today!!!
Happy Labor Day Friends...How are you Celebrating today!?