Happy Labor Day

Hope your Labor Day was enjoyable–and free of labor!

 

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More about the holiday at the Smithsonian Blog: http://blog.americanhistory.si.edu/osaycanyousee/2012/08/the-making-of-labor-day.html.

“Labor Day, in its origins a 19th century celebration of the dignity of work, swiftly evolved into today’s pleasant pause at the end of summer before the coming of new, chillier seasons and life indoors. Arguably a response (in the United States, Canada, and an assortment of other countries) to the widespread socialistic celebration of Mayday, which coincides with the age-old rituals of spring, Labor Day sets off the New World, or at least North America, from the traditions of the Old.”

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