Labour Day came about because workers felt they were spending too many hours and days on the job.
Labour Day has its roots in an 1872 printers’ strike in Toronto. Fighting for a nine-hour work day, the strikers’ victory was a major milestone in the changing relations between Canadian workers and their government.
Labour Day is celebrated on the first Monday of September and it is a federal statutory holiday. It is also observed in the United States on the same day.
This holiday officially celebrates workers and the labour union movement. However, the majority only think of it as the last long weekend of the summer, a perfect occasion for one last BBQ, canoe trip or a visit to the EX. Many seasonal attractions and vendors close for the labour day long weekend and it is generally the start of the fall season for tourist attractions.
The Tuesday after labour day marks the first day of school. The Kids are off to school after a long 2 months of Summer Vacation. What an exciting time this is for them to see all their friends and teachers again! Learning helps them grow up into very bright children, who will one day become part of our Canadian workforce. Wishing all Children, Teachers and Staff a Happy, Safe & Fun 2019/2020 school year!
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