It’s hard to believe the Labour Day long Weekend it already upon us. As the kids get ready for Back to School we wonder where the summer went .
Here is a little history of this long weekend. Labour Day, the first Monday in September, has been a statutory holiday in Canada since 1894. Historically, workers marked the day with various activities. These included parades, speeches, games, amateur competitions and picnics. The holiday promoted working-class solidarity and belonging during a time of industrialization. Since the Second World War, fewer and fewer people have participated in Labour Day activities. Regardless, it remains a statutory holiday. Many Canadians now spend the Labour Day holiday relaxing and having family time and preparing for the return to school.