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Did You Know? Countdown to Labor Day (09/05)

Monday, September 5th, 2011

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Did You Know?
September 05

Thanks for joining us as as we counted down to Labor Day in the US!

Happy Labor Day,
Louie and the Holiday Elves

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(September 05) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Be Late For Something Day

Monday, September 5th, 2011

Be Late For Something Day
Life getting you down? Too much stress and strain in your life? Don’t worry about deadlines today. About time cards. About the clock.

Take a little more time for yourself today. Don’t worry. You’ll get there when you get there!

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Did You Know? Countdown to Labor Day (09/04)

Sunday, September 4th, 2011

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

Sept 04 : 01 day to Labor Day

Did you know that the first state to adopt an official celebration of Labor Day was Oregon, which did so in l887?

Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York quickly followed suit, passing similar laws later that year.

By 1894, 23 more states had adopted Labor Day and Congress had passed a federal law declaring the first Monday in September a legal holiday.

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 will be celebrated on Monday September 05, 2011.

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(September 04) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Newspaper Carrier Day

Sunday, September 4th, 2011

Newspaper Carrier Day
A day honoring the paper boys, girls, and adults that bring us our daily news.

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Did You Know? Countdown to Labor Day (09/03)

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011

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

Sept 03 : 02 days to Labor Day

Did you know that the first Labor Day in the United States was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882?

Festivities included a picnic in New York City hosted by the Central Labor Union.

Did you know that there is an historical debate over when the concept of Labor Day began?

The Labor Department maintains that the idea was introduced by Peter J. McGuire, the general secretary of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners.

Other historians maintain that a machinist named Matthew Maguire, who was the secretary of the Central Labor Union in New York, suggested the holiday in 1882.

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 will be celebrated on Monday September 05, 2011.

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(September 03) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Backpack Safety America Month

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011

Backpack Safety America Month
Millions of America’s school-aged children are suffering from the pain of overloaded backpacks. Make sure your kids are toting bags that are safe for their growing bodies.

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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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