Labor Day, this highly anticipated day off, which gives you the opportunity to enjoy a beautiful weekend three days before the start of the fall activities! Labor Day is celebrated for the first time in Canada on April 15, 1872, while parades and gatherings take place in Toronto and Ottawa, while in Quebec it was first held in Montreal in 1891. It’s on July 23, 1894, the federal government declared Labor Day a holiday.
What should we celebrate?
Improving our working conditions, since they have not always been as interesting as they are today. In 1900, people worked about 10 to 12 hours a day. The children worked very early to help their parents provide for their families. One of the first notable demands of the workers in the world was to ask for the 8-hour day.
The Labor Day was instituted from the eighteenth century to celebrate the achievements of workers. It is celebrated on May 1st in many countries of the world and is the occasion of important demonstrations of the labor movement. There are differences in many countries about how Labor Day is practiced. This day is often a holiday. It is sometimes associated with other festivities or popular traditions. In Canada and the United States, Labor Day is a public holiday in September. In Australia, it is celebrated on different dates close to spring or autumn.
In some countries, such as France, it merges with International Workers' Day, an international celebration originally established as an annual strike day for the reduction of working time.