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Labor Day

An old custom prohibits the wearing of white after Labor Day. The custom is rooted in nothing more than popular fashion etiquette. In actuality, the etiquette originally stated that white shoes were the taboo while white or "winter white" clothes were acceptable. This custom is fading from popularity as it continues to be questioned and challenged, particularly by leaders in the fashion world. "Fashion magazines are jumping on this growing trend, calling people who 'dare' to wear white after Labor Day innovative, creative, and bold. Slowly but surely, white is beginning to break free from its box, and is becoming acceptable to wear whenever one pleases. This etiquette is also compared to the Canadian fashion rule of not wearing green after Rememberance day."

Source: Labor Day - Wikipedia

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Meaning Of Labor Day

"Labor Day differs in every essential way from the other holidays of the year in any country," said Samuel Gompers, founder and longtime president of the American Federation of Labor. "All other holidays are in a more or less degree connected with conflicts and battles of man's prowess over man, of strife and discord for greed and power, of glories achieved by one nation over another. Labor devoted to no man, living or dead, to no sect, race, or nation."

For many decades, Labor Day in the US was used by workers not only to celebrate their accomplishments, but also to air their grievances and discuss strategies for securing better working conditions and salaries. The first seven years of Labor Day celebrations in the US were marked by solidarity within the labor movement: All unions marched together.

The US Department of Labor has noted on its site that “the character of the Labor Day celebration has undergone a change in recent years”. Nowadays, Labor Day in the US is associated less with union activities and protest marches and more with leisure. For many, the US Labor Day is a time for family picnics, sporting events, and summer's last hurrah.

In North America, Labor Day is generally regarded simply as a day of rest, and political demonstrations are rare. Forms of celebration traditionally include picnics, fireworks displays, water activities, and public art events. However, Labor Day addresses by leading union officials, industrialists, educators, clerics and government officials are still given coverage by newspapers, TV and radio.

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