|Old-Time Labor Day parade in New York (Public Domain)|
Of course I will.
Will I get excited as to the meaning of the day?
Here's what the Wiki has to say -
The form for the celebration of Labor Day was outlined in the first proposal of the holiday: A street parade to exhibit to the public "the strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations", followed by a festival for the workers and their families. This became the pattern for Labor Day celebrations. Speeches by prominent men and women were introduced later, as more emphasis was placed upon the civil significance of the holiday. Still later, by a resolution of the American Federation of Labor convention of 1909, the Sunday preceding Labor Day was adopted as Labor Sunday and dedicated to the spiritual and educational aspects of the Labor movement."Trade and labor organizations" just about says it all as far as I'm concerned.
Now don't get me wrong, I have nothing against unions, I was once upon a time a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
A long, long time ago. And it's not like I had a choice in the matter.
But it all smacks too much of this -
Call it a personal problem.
Doesn't faze me.
But I will enjoy the day away from work.
Happy "Don't Have to Labor Day."