Labor Day is nearly upon us, and although many people celebrate the holiday – and enjoy the day off – many do not realize the roots of the celebration.
The first Labor Day holiday took place on September 5, 1882, in New York City. The Central Labor Union wanted to gather American workers for a rally to highlight issues affecting the working class. And gather they did – nearly 10,000 workers came to the event to show their solidarity. Samuel Gompers, founder and president of the American Federation of Labor observed that Labor Day is very different than many patriotic American holidays – “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 Day is devoted to no man, living or dead, to no sect, race, or nation.”
Instead, Labor Day has long celebrated the collective achievements of the American citizens – every man and woman who gets up, goes to work and contributes to the success and prosperity of our nation. So what better way to commemorate this day, then to have a day off? Sending flowers that express someone’s off-the-job personality is a great way to show your favorite employee how special they are. For instance, if their idea of the perfect day off involves golf, then our “Par for the Course Bouquet is sure to make them smile. With a whimsical vase and wildflower inspired motif, this arrangement is a great way to honor a work-free Monday.
If gardening is a favorite “day-off” pastime, then the Sunflower Topiary will evoke memories of sunny and happy days spent on the terrace or in the greenhouse. This cheerful arrangement is sure to generate gratitude from anyone lazing about on Labor Day.
There are many ways to celebrate, but on Labor Day it is all about the acknowledgement of a job well done. So sit back and enjoy the day, with a personalized and beautiful floral bouquet from Rose Hill Flowerss. Need more inspiration? Come into our Nashville flower shop today. And thank you for all you do!