Saturday, September 3, 2016

More Labor Day weekend and the celebrated day, Monday, September 5, 2016

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Labor Day is observed in the U.S. on every first Monday in September as a day to recognize the contributions of American workers of all industries to the U.S. economy. It is also meant to give workers a well-earned day off to relax at home or to get out for recreation.

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Wired, and it's too cold to go outside.
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Why visit the ocean when
you can watch it on TV.
Besides recognition of labor and general entertainment, another reason Labor Day was instituted was to provide a public holiday in the long, “holiday-free” span between the Fourth of July and Thanksgiving.  Read more,  among the suggested activities, #1 watching television.

Related, regional activities.  Mercury News Entertainment/Labor Day events 2016: berst picks from San Jose, Bay Area, 9/2/16. "So Burning Man wasn't big enough for both you and Paris Hilton, and you de-playa'ed early. Never fear. The Bay Area can keep you entertained clear through the three-day weekend. A six-pack of picks, two of them free: Mini Maker Faire, San Jose; Scottish Highland Gathering and Games, Pleasanton; Begonia Festival, Capitola; Shakespeare in the Park, San Francisco; Comic Con, San Francisco; Sausalito Art Festival." 

Reference, the Holiday.  US Department of Labor/History of Labor Day. .... ... "The first governmental recognition came through municipal ordinances passed during 1885 and 1886. ....  The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union. The Central Labor Union held its second Labor Day holiday just a year later, on September 5, 1883. In 1884 the first Monday in September was selected as the holiday, as originally proposed, and the Central Labor Union urged similar organizations in other cities to follow the example of New York and celebrate a "workingmen's holiday" on that date. The idea spread with the growth of labor organizations, and in 1885 Labor Day was celebrated in many industrial centers of the country."

Note photographs. Wired from Reel Rundown, 4/18/16, "Advantages and Disadvantages of Watching Television.-- critical thinking inside the Box (scroll down). Watching TV from Gary Holmes blog -- Really!!?, some thoughts about popular culture, 8/22/16.

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