David standing in front of a picture of a workman. I used this in my post last year too because it’s such an appropriate Labour Day picture!
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Labor Day ~ What does it mean?
In the United States, Labor Day is a federal holiday observed on the first Monday of September. It is customarily viewed as the end of the summer vacation season. Many schools open for the year on the day after Labor Day. The holiday is shared with Canada, where it is known as Labour Day. Source
Labor Day is a celebration of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of their country. Source
While Labour Day parades and picnics are organised by unions, many Canadians regard Labour Day as the Monday of the last long weekend of summer. Non-union celebrations include picnics, fireworks displays, water activities, and public art events. Since the new school year generally starts right after Labour Day, families with school-age children take it as the last chance to travel before the end of summer.
An old fashioned tradition in Canada and the United States frowns upon the wearing of white after Labour Day. Explanations for this tradition vary; the most common is that white is a summer colour and Labour Day unofficially marks the end of summer. The rule may have been intended as a status symbol for new members of the upper and middle classes in the late 19th and early 20th century.
Check out this wiki source for a list of countries around the world and their celebration of Labour Day. And we know there are David Archuleta fans in most of these listed! Wiki
If you celebrate today, or if you celebrate International Workers’ Day, tell us about it in comments!
Australia ~ Bangladesh ~ Bahamas ~ Canada ~ Jamaica ~ Jordan ~ Lebanon ~ New Zealand ~ Trinidad and Tobago ~ United States
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Happy Labour/Labor Day Everyone!
You guys in the US know how do to take a break today; you make it easy by dropping the U! (More about that in a future post!)
Here are some Labour/Labor day goodies from the past!
David’s Labour Day Message 2010 (credit daviddailycom)
FOD created this cute Labor Day vid back in 2009 – it features fans taking David to their workplace or their homework desk or basically anywhere they hang out!
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More on that convo in Nashville
Yesterday I posted a convo a fan in Nashville had with David at the airport. He tweeted again yesterday with a few more details.
David has said to fans on various occasions he is working on new music. I’m not thinking too far ahead here, but sounds like there might be sufficient quantity for at least considering a CD at some point. That’s awesome news for us fans!
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Ending with a Labour Day performance
From the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s Labor Day Telethon 2010
David’s only performance of Things Are Going To Get Better on the Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon. I’ll post the Behind the Scenes vids in comments.
TAGTGB (credit FJNDCC)
I’ll be back tomorrow with all the Back to School updates! Have a good celebration today for all those taking part in Labor/Labour Day. Today especially is a good time to think of all the sacrifices of those who have performed work of any kind to help build our countries into what they are today.