Wouldn’t it be nice if your celebrations were joined by people sharing food as well as ideas? It is indeed a magnificent view having this kind of crowd on your special occasions. It makes the event even more memorable and fun. Labor Day is just one of those happenings when you want to be surrounded with important individuals.
Labor Day is one of the most celebrated affairs not just in the United States of America but also in some countries around the world. While the United States celebrate it on the first Monday of September, at least 80 other countries commemorate it in on the first Monday of May. And it is important that you invite people when you plan to throw a party on that day.
Labor Day is celebrated by almost all of the countries around the world especially those who have been witness to the effect of workers and labor unions in their respective soils. As of the date, there are more than a hundred countries who celebrate this occasion and even list it on their national holidays annual calendar. Most of these countries celebrate International Labor Day on the 1st of May while others have chosen their own dates. Both the United States of America and Canada celebrate Labor Day on the first Monday of September.
Historically, the institution of Labor Day as a day to be celebrated and exceptional from all other days in the calendar originated in Chicago, Illinois after the Haymarket Affair also known as Haymarket Massacre, which captured international attention. It was on a Tuesday, the 4th of May, 1886 when a bombing occurred during a labor demonstration at the Haymarket Square in Chicago. It was supposed to be a peaceful rally in support of the workers until an unknown individual threw a dynamite bomb into the crowd. The bomb blasted and a gunfire started. The whole incident resulted in the deaths of seven police officers and at least four protesters, and a few others received minor injuries.
According to some history books, the original founder of Labor Day was Matthew Maguire who was a machinist from New Jersey and at the time was the secretary of the CLU or the Central Labor Union. He proposed in 1882 the creation of Labor Day as a holiday in celebration of all the workers in the United States. Some other records point that Peter J. McGuire the general secretary of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners in the same year that a Labor Day holiday be created after attending the annual labor festival in Toronto, Canada. But this was contested by many historians thus as of today, the officially acknowledged founder is Matthew Maguire.
The passing of the Labor Day as a holiday underwent a lethargic change. It was not at first observed in the whole United States of America. The first state to pass into law the making of Labor Day as a holiday was Oregon on February 21, 1887. In the same year, four more states followed- New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, and Colorado. By the year 1984, 23 other states adopted the observance of Labor Day. Finally, Congress passed an act on the 28th of June, 1984 declaring the first Monday of September a legal holiday to celebrate all the workers throughout the country.
Labor Day is a realization that workers play a vital role in the movement of the economy as well as the growth of the nation. It is perhaps a generous act for legislators around the world, not just in the United States to give a special day to honor all workers who give their whole life in dedication to what they do. Therefore, it is but right to give such respect to everyone in the labor industry for all the works they have done.
In every celebration, it has always been a common practice to invite people that are close to our hearts- our families, friends, and maybe even co-workers. What excitement could it bring if you were to celebrate an occasion alone, right? While others would choose to disagree with my opinion, most would still probably agree. It is because humans are social beings, we live and continue to live with the help and support of other human beings. Through bad times and good, a company of one or two is still appreciated.
Much to the joy of everybody, having people around during special events and occasions is such a picturesque scene. And what is a more effective method to have these people gathered than to create and send invitations? One of the most celebrated occasions in some countries, particularly in the United States is the Labor Day. It is declared a national holiday- in commemoration of those who continuously support the nation through hard work and perseverance. This is a long weekend celebration so preparation could be your battle-armor to make the event even more memorable. And part of that preparation should be spent on creating your Labor Day invitation.
A Labor Day invitation is a written request with the purpose of sending out a message that you are requesting someone to go to an event or a particular occasion. It is a form of having to call the attention of someone for their company or presence. There are two kinds of Labor Day invitations- a formal and informal invitation.
Although the former is widely used by most people, the latter is still preferred by some, especially on formal occasions. Big events such as community gatherings, company-sponsored parties, and private group assemblies usually require a formal invitation. Formal invitations during Labor Day celebrations are considered special. It represents the host’s enthusiasm to have people around during the occasion.
Labor Day, or Worker’s Day as others may call it, is an occasion internationally celebrated. It is even declared a national holiday, by virtue of legislation, in order to give it proper honor and recognition. Indeed, what we are now, whichever country we may belong to, is indebted to all those laborers and workers in the past decades. And even to this current date, we still give respect and grandeur to those who tirelessly give their best effort to provide strength and stability to our country’s economy.
So, in order to make such celebration more colorful and memorable, we need proper preparation- from the tables to be served for everyone to partake, to the invitations and Labor Day posters. So, here are the methods on how to create a Labor Day invitation.
Creating a Labor Day invitation doesn’t have to be stressful and time-consuming. Sometimes, the simpler the better. There are different types of people in this world. And when it comes to invitations, there are at least three kinds of them. There are those who are very particular with the pictures, color combinations, and style of strokes used. Others put more emphasis on the texts. They are very keen to the words and sentences used as well as the details of the event like the time and date, place, and theme. While a few others would just look out for the flaws in the invitation and would prey on those mistakes. So, in order to avoid any mistakes and to give your Labor Day invitation a little bit of flavor, here are a few tips you might consider.
Labor Day is a decent and most appropriate way to be one with all the workers and laborers in our country or even yet, the whole world. We should not look at it as an opportunity to get wasted, as what some people do. Sometimes, we really tend to overlook at the real value of things.
We have to give the respect due to the people who put aside their personal interests for the good of the many. We need to remember the root of this celebration and remember those people who offered their lives in exchange for freedom and rights of all the laborers.