Archive for September 2nd, 2011

Did You Know? Countdown to Labor Day (09/02)

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Labor Day (US)

Sept 02 : 03 days to Labor Day

Did you know that Labor Day is annually celebrated in America on the first Monday in September?

Most European and Asian nations, however, honor their workers on May 1st, also known as May Day.

Regardless of when the holiday is celebrated, Labor Day is seen as a national tribute to the contributions made by a country’s workers and laborers.

Labor Day in America is a day to remember and pay tribute to the contributions made by the country’s workers and laborers. Join us as we present a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Labor Day in the US!

Labor Day is celebrated on Monday September 05, 2011.

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(September 02) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Calendar Adjustment Day

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

Calendar Adjustment Day
In 1751, Britain issued a “Gregorian Correction” edict for the following year. The act attempted to sync up the Gregorian and Lunar calendars by eliminating September 3 – September 13. The act also set January 1st as the official New Year’s Day. Until then it had been March 25.

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