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Labor Day holiday....

I figured it had been a bit quiet in here today, then on the way home
tonight (from work - yes, I started a new contract today!) it was
mentioned that the New York Stock Exchange was closed for the Labor Day
Holiday.

It occurred to me, as I was stuck in traffic and had nothing better to
think about, that it was strange to have a holiday named Labor Day.
Labor meand work, toil, etc doesn’t it? So how come it’s a holiday?

Or is it like the World Series Baseball, where only Canada and the USA
take part - foxed me for years that one until it was mentioned that
“World” is a name and not the globe thing where we all live! :wink:


Cheers,
Norm. [TeamT]

On Mon, 05 Sep 2011 20:02:13 +0100
Norman Dunbar wrote:

I figured it had been a bit quiet in here today, then on the way home
tonight (from work - yes, I started a new contract today!) it was
mentioned that the New York Stock Exchange was closed for the Labor
Day Holiday.

It occurred to me, as I was stuck in traffic and had nothing better
to think about, that it was strange to have a holiday named Labor
Day. Labor meand work, toil, etc doesn’t it? So how come it’s a
holiday?

Or is it like the World Series Baseball, where only Canada and the
USA take part - foxed me for years that one until it was mentioned
that “World” is a name and not the globe thing where we all live! :wink:

It means Labor as in “unions”

Norm

Here’s the history of Labor Day:-

Regards

Mike