Monday, September 04, 2006

Labour Day - Canadian roots

For many of us this long weekend is associated with festivals and the final days of summer vacation but do you know the real history behind Labour Day?

Did you know? Labour Day began in Canada on April 15, 1872, 5 years after Confederation. It wasn't until July 23rd 1894 that it was declared a legal holiday by the Parliament of Canada and the holiday was officially moved to the first Monday of September where it has remained ever since.

I'll be honest I didn't know all the details either so I decided to research the history behind our Labour Day holiday. You can find out all about it by following this link.

That's my history lesson for the day:)

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