Labour Day, also known as Eight Hours Day in Tasmania and May Day in the Northern Territory, commemorates the granting of the eight-hour working day for Australians.

Labour Day, also known as Eight Hours Day in Tasmania and May Day in the Northern Territory, commemorates the granting of the eight-hour working day for Australians.

Labor Day in United States is annually held on the first Monday of September. It was originally organized to celebrate various labor associations' strengths of and contributions to the United States economy. It is largely a day of rest in modern times. Many people mark Labor Day as the end of the summer season and a last chance to make trips or hold outdoor events.

Labor Day in United States is annually held on the first Monday of September. It was originally organized to celebrate various labor associations' strengths of and contributions to the United States economy. It is largely a day of rest in modern times. Many people mark Labor Day as the end of the summer season and a last chance to make trips or hold outdoor events.

The Ballarat Begonia Festival, voted Australia’s Favourite Event, brings together family enjoyment and fun over three exciting days during the Labour Day long weekend - 7 to 9 March! #Ballarat #Goldfields #Victoria

The Ballarat Begonia Festival, voted Australia’s Favourite Event, brings together family enjoyment and fun over three exciting days during the Labour Day long weekend - 7 to 9 March! #Ballarat #Goldfields #Victoria

Clerks Union South Australia. Labour Day 1949

Clerks Union South Australia. Labour Day 1949

So, Monday is Labor Day and many of us are busy planning our end of summer bash. Whether you’re doing an in-house affair or a backyard bbq, it’s time to get back to the basics and remember that the Labor Day Holiday is all about YOU!    Labor Day is the only day of the year that honors all of the hardworking people in our country. It’s NOT about getting a day off to spend rushing and slaving to feed everyone that’s coming over!

So, Monday is Labor Day and many of us are busy planning our end of summer bash. Whether you’re doing an in-house affair or a backyard bbq, it’s time to get back to the basics and remember that the Labor Day Holiday is all about YOU! Labor Day is the only day of the year that honors all of the hardworking people in our country. It’s NOT about getting a day off to spend rushing and slaving to feed everyone that’s coming over!

Believe it or not, before the Industrial Revolution, people used to take a "first sleep" and "second sleep" everyday.

Believe it or not, before the Industrial Revolution, people used to take a "first sleep" and "second sleep" everyday.

Float  in Swanston St. Moomba Parade Melbourne Victoria Australia 1955.  The parade is held on Labour Day yearly.

Float in Swanston St. Moomba Parade Melbourne Victoria Australia 1955. The parade is held on Labour Day yearly.

Moomba Parade Melbourne Victoria Australia Flinders St. Railway station in background 1955. The parade is held on Labour Day yearly.

Moomba Parade Melbourne Victoria Australia Flinders St. Railway station in background 1955. The parade is held on Labour Day yearly.

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