Monday, September 7, 2009

Sept. 7 VS May 1

Got a call from my sister today . It’s Labor day in the U.S. , so she’s off for work. We had a great chit-chat. I asked her what’s the typical celebration on this day. She said that there will be a street parade exhibiting to the public "the strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations," followed by a festival for the workers and their families.

She added that traditionally, Labor Day is celebrated by most Americans as the symbolic end of the summer. The holiday is often regarded as a day of rest and parades. Families with school-age children take it as the last chance to travel before the end of summer recess. Similarly, some teenagers and young adults view it as the last weekend for parties before returning to school.She will be going out for a picnic and watch fireworks display in the evening.

How I wish we celebrate labor day just the same in the U.S. Our typical May 1 Labor day Celebration is more on speeches and political demonstrations on the streets. Tsk!tsk!tsk!


Alicia said...

Hi there! Yes, that is exactly how Labor Day is celebrated here in the US!