Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday in September in the U.S. and Canada. It is celebrated as a federal holiday in honor of the American labor movement and the contributions made by workers to the strength, prosperity, laws and well-being of the country. It is considered the unofficial end of summer in the United States. When I was a youngster it marked the beginning of a new school year as well. I don’t know about other areas, but here some students have been back in school for as much as a month.
Oregon was the first state to celebrate Labor Day in 1887. When it became a federal holiday in 1894, 30 states were already celebrating the day.
I selected a Spark that doesn’t represent a job or even physical activity, but rather something intangible. However, the photo I selected to represent the Spark is that of a hardworking American.
This is another of Dad Tom’s photos and shows the beginning of the removal of the large tree in our backyard.
Unless you work in retail, you probably have the day off from work. Whatever plans you have for celebrating, enjoy yourself, don’t do anything stupid you’ll regret and believe in your dreams.
Sparks began as a blog hop, created by our friend, Annie (McGuffy’s Reader). Annie is taking a “break” from blogging, so there is no hop. However, many of us continue to post a Spark on Monday, as we believe in Annie’s vision: “I believe we are meant to be lights in this world. If we allow our light to shine, we can see where we are going. It is then that we can begin to truly see each other clearly. Together, we can light up the entire world!”
In order to be able to participate in the blog hop at Comedy Plus, and due to this being a cat blog, I have included a “cute” cat photo.
The can Sawyer is guarding contains nip and treats.
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