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Monday, September 7, 2009

September 7th - World Events & Holidays (Origin Of Labor Day In USA)

USA - Labor Day

For most of us in America, Labor Day means backyard barbecues, weekend sales, and a last carefree day before school starts. But the laid-back holiday has some seriously sad history, including chaos, riots, and even death. Let us explain.

A tragic tale
Back in the days of the Industrial Revolution, workers were expected to put in 12-hour days, seven days a week (yes, including kids). Already sounds awful, right? It gets worse. In Pullman, Illinois, a company town that employed and housed workers to build posh railway cars, times had gotten tough. In response, George Pullman cut jobs and wages. It was 1893. Thousands of workers walked off their jobs in protest, demanding higher salaries and lower rents. Other unions joined, refusing to work the Pullman cars, turning the small-town fracas into a national fury. With mail cars backing up, and riots worrying train execs, President Grover Cleveland stepped in. He declared the strike illegal and sent 12,000 troops to break the strike. Cue brutal protests and bloodshed. The strike was broken, but so was the spirit of the workers. To reach out to the labor movement, Congress rushed the national holiday into law. The bad will resulted in Cleveland losing re-election. But the day off for hot dogs endures.

When is it?
Labor Day falls on the first Monday of September. This year 2009, that would be Monday, September 7. According to the Department of Labor, Congress passed an act in 1894 making the first Monday in September of each year a legal holiday.

So, working stiffs everywhere, say it now, with feeling: Happy Labor Day.
(source: Article "The Sad Story Behind Labor Day" by Caludine Zap)

Monday, February 16, 2009

February 16th - World Events & Holidays

Martyr's DayBenin
Prohibition Remembrance DayUnited States of America
Russian Winter FestivalRussia
Religious Freedom DayUnited States of America

Sunday, February 15, 2009

February 15th - World Events & Holidays

National DaySerbia
National Flag of Canada DayCanada
Rose Monday (Tarija)Bolivia
National Lamb DayNew Zealand

February 14th - World Events & Holidays

St. Valentine`s Day
Trifon Zarezan (Wine-grower's Day)Bulgaria

February 13th - World Events & Holidays

There are no holiday events on record for this day

Thursday, February 12, 2009

February 12th - World Events & Holidays

Isra and MeragSudan
Lincoln's Birthday (see image)
United States of America
Union of MyanmarMyanmar / Burma
Youth DayVenezuela
Darwin DayInternational

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

February 11th - World Events & Holidays

Armed Forces DayLiberia
Kenkokukinen no Hi / National Foundation DayJapan
Youth DayCameroon
Anniversary of Lateranensi PactsVatican City State

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

February 10th - World Events & Holidays

Oruro Local FestivalBolivia
St. Paul's Shipwreck (Feast of )Malta

Monday, February 9, 2009

February 9th - World Events & Holidays

Feast of St. Maroun -
Lebanon (see image)

Sunday, February 8, 2009

February 8th - World Events & Holidays

Boy Scout Day (see image)
United States of America
Culture DaySlovenia
Youth DayCongo (Republic of)
Prešeren's Day (Culture Day)Slovenia

Saturday, February 7, 2009

February 7th - World Events & Holidays

Independence DayGrenada
National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness DayUnited States of America

Friday, February 6, 2009

Thursday, February 5, 2009

February 5th - World Events & Holidays

Chama Cha Mapinduzi DayTanzania
Día de la Constitución (Constitution Day)Mexico
Liberation of the Republic from the Alberoni OccupationSan Marino
Presidents DayCongo (Republic of)
St. Agatha's DaySan Marino
Unity DayBurundi

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

February 4th - World Events & Holidays

Commencement of the Armed StruggleAngola
Independence DaySri Lanka
National DaySri Lanka

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

February 3rd - World Events & Holidays

Foundation of the Vietnamese Communist PartyVietnam (see image)
Heroes' DayMozambique
Liberty Heroes DaySao Tome & Principe
San BlaiseParaguay
Patient Recognition DayUnited States of America

Monday, February 2, 2009

February 2nd - World Events & Holidays

Candlemas, Presentation of the LordSwitzerland
Día de la CandelariaMexico
Festa de Nossa Senhora dos Navegantes Porto AllegreBrazil
Fiesta de la Virgen de CandelariaBolivia
Groundhog DayCanada
United States of America
Virgen de la Candelaria - PunoPeru
National Change your Windshield Wipers DayUnited States of America

"Its GroundHog Day!":

Sunday, February 1, 2009

February 1st - World Events & Holidays

Confederal Agreement DaySenegal
Federal Territory DayMalaysia
San CecilioSpain
St. Brigid's DayMontserrat

Saturday, January 31, 2009

January 31st - World Events & Holidays

Independence Day -

Friday, January 30, 2009

Thursday, January 22, 2009

January 23rd - World Events & Holidays

There are no holiday events on record for this day

January 22nd - World Events & Holidays

St. Vincent & the Grenadines DaySt. Vincent & the
St. Vincent's Day (Valencia)Spain

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

January 21st - World Events & Holiday

Errol Barrow DayBarbados
Feast of our Lady of AltagraciaDominican Republic
Saint Jovan (see image)

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

January 20th - World Events & Holidays

Army DayLaos
Chiaraque en CanasPeru
Day of the Martyrs (Day of Sorrow)Azerbaijan
Death of Amilca CabralGuinea Bissau
Foundation Day (Rio de Janeiro)Brazil
Inauguration DayUnited States of America
National Heroes DayCape Verde Islands
Guinea Bissau

Sunday, January 18, 2009

January 19th - World Events & Holidays

Ethiopian Epiphany (Timket)Ethiopia
Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968, see image)
Puerto Rico
United States of America
US Virgin Islands

January 18th - World Events & Holidays

Lima Foundation WeekPeru
Maintenance DayUnited States of America
Revolution DayTunisia

Saturday, January 17, 2009

January 17th - World Events & Holidays

Antonovden (St. Antony`s Day) - Bulgaria

January 16th - World Events & Holidays

Martyr's DayBenin
Prohibition Remembrance DayUnited States of America
Russian Winter FestivalRussia
Religious Freedom DayUnited States of America

Thursday, January 15, 2009

January 15th - World Events & Holidays

Fiesta del Nino Perdido en HuancavelicaPeru (see image)
John Chilembwe DayMalawi

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

January 14th - World Events & Holidays

New Year (Orthodox)Belarus
Old New Year's DayMacedonia
Ratification Day (see image)
United States of America

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

January 13th - World Events & Holidays

Defenders of Freedom DayLithuania
Liberation Day (see image)
St. Melania's DayUkraine
Orthodox New YearSerbia

Monday, January 12, 2009

January 12th - World Events & Holidays

Arbor DayJordan
Commemoration or Remembrance Day (Anniversary of the Battle of Geok-Tepe)Turkmenistan
National Pharmacist Day (see image)
United States of America
Stephen Foster Memorial DayUnited States of America
Youth DayIndia
Zanzibar Revolution DayTanzania

Sunday, January 11, 2009

January 11th - World Events & Holidays

Constitution Day (Kosrae) - Micronesia
Dia de los Maestros - Panama
Hostos Day - Puerto Rico
Independence Manifesto - Morocco
International Thank-You Day - International
National Unity Day - Nepal
Republic Day - Albania
Sir John A. Macdonald's Birthday - Canada

January 10th - World Events & Holidays

Traditional Day (Vodoun) - Benin

Friday, January 9, 2009

January 9th - World Events & Holidays

Balloon Ascension Day (see image)
United States of America
Martyr's Day (National Mourning)Palau

January 8th - World Events & Holidays

Christmas HolidayMoldova
Commonwealth DayNorthern Marianas
Jackson DayUnited States of America
National Takai DayNiue
The King's Birthday (ELVIS) (see image)
United States of America
World Literary DayInternational

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

January 7th - World Events & Holidays

United Arab Emirates
Christmas (Julian Calendar)Macedonia
Easrer DaySudan
Ethiopian Christmas (Genna)Ethiopia
Orthodox Christmas
Russian Orthodox ChristmasKyrgyzstan
St. John's DayBulgaria
Tumbes Anniversary (see image)
Victory Day Over the Genocidal RegimeCambodia

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

January 6th - World Events & Holidays

Hellig 3 Konger (3 King's Day)Denmark
3 King's DayUruguay
Armenian ChristmasLebanon
Armenian Christmas DayArmenia
Army DayIraq
Día de los Reyes Magos (Three Kings Day) (see image)
Dia de los Tres Reyes MagosPanama
Epiphany (3 Kings Day)Venezuela
Epiphany (Julian Calendar)Croatia
Epiphany, St JordanBulgaria
Feast of the Three KingsDominican Republic

Monday, January 5, 2009

January 5th - World Events & Holidays

Dia de la Toma (see image & video)
Twelfth NightUnited States of America

The Celebration of Dia de La Toma (2007):

Sunday, January 4, 2009

January 4th - World Events & Holidays

Day of Martyrs of the Colonial RepressionAngola
Head of State's BirthdaySamoa
Independence DayMyanmar / Burma
Martyrs of Independence DayZaire (Democratic Congo)
Trivia DayUnited States of America
World Braille Day (see image)

Saturday, January 3, 2009

January 3rd - World Events & Holidays

Bank HolidayTaiwan
Revolution Day - People's UprisingBurkina Faso(see image)

Friday, January 2, 2009

January 2nd - World Events & Holidays

2nd New Year's Day HolidayRussia
Ancestry Day / Forefather's DayHaiti
Bank Holiday(see image)
United Kingdom
Berchtold's DayLiechtenstein
Bridge DayNew Caledonia
Labor DayUkraine
New Year's Day 2nd DayRomania
New Year's Day HolidayMauritius
New Zealand
North Korea
South Korea
Victory of the Armed ForcesCuba
Kaapse KlopseSouth Africa

Thursday, January 1, 2009

January 1st - World Events & Holidays

Ano Nuevo (New Year's Day)Mexico
Founding of Republic of ChinaTaiwan
Gantan / New Year's DayJapan
Gregorian New Year (Christian)India
Independence DayCameroon
Independence Day of the Slovak RepublicSlovakia
Junkanoo, New Providence and FreeportBahamas
Liberation DayCuba
National Flag DayLithuania
National Tree Planting DayTanzania
Neujahrstag (New Year's Day)Switzerland
New Year (Western Christians)Bosnia-Herzegovina
New Year's Day
Novy rok (New Year's Day)Czech Republic
Prayer WeekNiue
St. Basil's DayBulgaria
Universal FraternityMacau
Mary, Mother of GodVatican City State
World Peace DayVatican City State
Global Family DayInternational