The first Monday of September is upon us, which means that it is Labor Day in the United States (and Labour Day in Canada).
Have you ever wondered why North America celebrates Labor Day in September, while many parts of the rest of the world celebrate International Workers’ Day on the first day of May?
Turns out, U.S. political leaders in the late 19th century probably wanted to avoid association with the violent Haymarket Massacre that served as part of the inspiration for International Workers’ Day. (It’s a remarkable story, if you don’t know it.)
Yes, while we think of Labor Day now as a glorious, relaxing long weekend that marks the end of the summer, its origins are far less … tranquil.
On behalf of our entire team here at Copyblogger, I want to wish you a pleasant Labor Day — whether you spend it chilling on a lake or in a backyard with friends and family, or demonstrating (peacefully, I hope) on behalf of workers’ rights.
It’s your day. Do what makes you happy.
Then return here tomorrow for a tutorial by Josh Haynam on how to use quizzes in your marketing.
Happy Labor Day. We’ll see you soon!