Labor Day in United States is annually held on the first Monday of September. It was originally organized to celebrate various labor associations' strengths of and contributions to the United States economy. It is largely a day of rest in modern times. Many people mark Labor Day as the end of the summer season and a last chance to make trips or hold outdoor events.

Float in Swanston St. Moomba Parade Melbourne Victoria Australia 1955. The parade is held on Labour Day yearly.

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Believe it or not, before the Industrial Revolution, people used to take a "first sleep" and "second sleep" everyday.

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Moomba Parade Melbourne Victoria Australia Flinders St. Railway station in background 1955. The parade is held on Labour Day yearly.

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So, Monday is Labor Day and many of us are busy planning our end of summer bash. Whether you’re doing an in-house affair or a backyard bbq, it’s time to get back to the basics and remember that the Labor Day Holiday is all about YOU! Labor Day is the only day of the year that honors all of the hardworking people in our country. It’s NOT about getting a day off to spend rushing and slaving to feed everyone that’s coming over!

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They are all located in just three countries: Norway, Russia and Canada. Source: The world's northernmost mines |

Melbourne Moomba Festival - Held over a lovely long Labour Day weekend in March, Moomba Festival is a free community event. Highlights include a parade on the Monday, the hilarious Birdman Rally (participants strap homemade wing creations to their body and leap from a platform in an attempt to fly across the river) and a main stage with some of Australia’s most-loved performers. There is also a carnival with fairground rides, a fireshow with pyrotechnic wizardry

Make note of upcoming holidays and classroom occasions with this set of Through the Year Calendar Holiday Cards. The set includes 2.5” square cards for a year’s worth of special days. Over 120 cards are included in the set! Directions for Use: Print desired pages and cut to remove each holiday card square. Attach to your classroom calendar to display upcoming special occasions and holidays. For best results, print on cardstock and laminate before cutting apart. Cards for the following…

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