When did Labor Day begin in the USA? – Heckery Dekkery Dot Travel Game Postcards for Children

Are you celebrating Labor Day this weekend?


Will you go on a picnic? Will you make one last visit to the beach? Or, maybe you are planning to celebrate at home with family and friends and a big BBQ! Whatever you are doing, I hope you are having FUN!


This fantastic photo was taken on July 4, 1986 at the Washington Monument.
Photo credit: SSGT. LONO KOLLARS – United States Air Force
Wikimedia Commons

Do you know when Labor Day started? It started on September 5, 1882, in New York City. Workers paraded because they wanted fair working conditions. It was a peaceful demonstration, and Labor Day has continued to be celebrated in the United States. It became a national holiday in June of 1894 under President Grover Cleveland, and it is celebrated on the first Monday in September.

Have a great Labor Day, and remember to share what you are doing with friends and relatives who could not celebrate with you, too! You don’t even have to make a trip to the postoffice so why are you waiting? Postcard frames for both young and old are available here: http://www.ifuwerehere.com/market_place/cards.html. And, now, you can send them in the REAL mail directly from your own celebration with your iPhone or other Smartphone!

Heckery Dekkery Dot Travel Game Postcards for Children encourages you to learn more about Labor day here!

It’s  FUN!  And, it’s EDUCATIONAL, too!

Who will win?

Everyone wins when children learn more about the world around them!


Thank You:

Britannica and Britannica Online for Kids are excellent resources for information.

About If you were here,

Heckery Dekkery Dot Travel Game Postcards for Children can be sent as you would send any travel postcard, but there is more when you play the game . . . . Heckery Dekkery Dot Travel Game Postcards for Children is a unique travel game which enables all players to learn more about the world around them, but it is first and foremost a children's learning game in which children not only become acquainted with other parts of the world, but also gain respect for other cultures in a fun and easygoing, carefree manner. It is Heckery Dekkery Dot's goal to help children learn about the city featured on the travel game postcard and the people who live there by providing them with an educational as well as a fun website. All photos on this blog were taken by me on my travels unless otherwise indicated.
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