The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union. The Central Labor Union held its second Labor Day holiday just a year later, on September 5, 1883.
In 1884 the first Monday in September was selected as the holiday, as originally proposed, and the Central Labor Union urged similar organizations in other cities to follow the example of New York and celebrate a “workingmen’s holiday” on that date. The idea spread with the growth of labor organizations, and in 1885 Labor Day was celebrated in many industrial centers of the country.
The form that the observance and celebration of Labor Day should take were outlined in the first proposal of the holiday — a street parade to exhibit to the public “the strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations” of the community, followed by a festival for the recreation and amusement of the workers and their families.
Tim Chuey Weather:
Hope you get to enjoy the beautiful weather for this Labor Day Holiday today. Be safe, don’t drink and drive or drink and boat. It will be slightly cooler but remember to drink plenty of water and get to a cool location if you get overheated.
We will be staying under a strengthening high pressure ridge (“Arch” shape covering the Pacific Northwest) for the week. A little onshore flow today from a weak upper level disturbance may cool us down just a touch, but the ridge will get stronger Tuesday assuring that we will have a hot week.
Forecast for the Southern and lower Mid Willamette Valley including Eugene-Springfield and Albany-Corvallis: Mostly sunny but just a bit cooler today (Labor Day), mostly clear tonight, sunny and still very warm Tuesday and Wednesday with clear nights highs 90-93 lows 47-52. Sunny Thursday, clear Thursday night, then mostly sunny Friday through Sunday with mostly clear nights highs 92-94 cooling to 86 Sunday lows near 52. (seasonal averages high 80 low 49)
Because weather forecasting is a combination of science, intuition, and timing there can be no absolute guarantees that individual forecasts will be 100% accurate. Nature is in a constant state of flux and sudden unexpected weather events can happen.
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