firstname.lastname@example.org (Stan Krieger) (05/03/91)
>What I was wondering about is if this is what happened in the U.S. >too - i.e. was Labour Day once celebrated in the U.S. on May 1st? Perhaps >it might have been moved after the 1917 October revolution (in Russia May >1st immediately became a national holiday after the revolution, as far as >I know) to dissociate it from its socialist tradition? Or is it a more recent >holiday that was placed in September directly (for the same reason as above)? >When was Labour Day first celebrated in the U.S.? France? Other countries? I believe the first Labor Day in the U.S. was celebrated in the 1880's or 1890's in New York City on the first Monday in September. I also read that one of the factors that helped make it a national holiday was that it extended the summer vacation season by a few days. Now the summer resort "season" officially ends on Labor Day instead of on September 1 (which had been the case). -- Stan Krieger All opinions, advice, or suggestions, even AT&T UNIX System Laboratories if related to my employment, are my own and Summit, NJ do not represent any public or private att!attunix!smk policies of my employer.