Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Wallpaper: Background of Labor Day (May Day)

“All Labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.”
Martin Luther King Jr.

May Day, which is usually occurs on May 1 in many countries around the world, stems from ancient customs associated with the celebration of spring. It is also a national holiday for workers in many countries around the world.


The first Labor Day was held in 1882. Its origins stem from the desire of the Central Labor Union to create a holiday for workers. It became a federal holiday in 1894. It was originally intended that the day would be filled with a street parade to allow the public to appreciate the work of the trade and labor organizations. After the parade, a festival was to be held to amuse local workers and their families. In later years, prominent men and women held speeches.

This is less common now, but is sometimes seen in election years. One of the reasons for choosing to celebrate this on the first Monday in September was to add a holiday in the long gap between Independence Day and Thanksgiving.

What do people do?

May Day ceremonies that stem from the traditional centuries-old May Day traditions are celebrated across the world. In Hawaii, May Day is known as Lei Day to celebrate the island’s culture. In the United Kingdom, May Day is still celebrated in many towns with the crowning of the May Queen. Maypoles can still be found in some towns and May Day traditions may include hobby horses and local people dressed in costumes.  In Oxford, traditions are upheld for May Day celebrations, starting with the choir of Magdalen College singing from the top of the chapel tower.

May Day is also referred to as Labor Day in many countries, as it also evolved from efforts of the labor union movement to celebrate the economic and social achievements of workers. It is celebrated as a national holiday across many countries in continents around the world. In Mexico, it is referred to as Primero de Mayo, and is a national holiday honoring workers.  Around this time of the year, students in educational institutions may discuss the modern evolution of the holiday and the effects of politics on this day.

For a lot of people, Labor Day means two things: a day off and the end of summer. But why is it called Labor Day? Labor Day is a day set aside to pay tribute to working men and women. It has been celebrated as a national holiday in the United States and Canada since 1894.

­­Labor unions themselves celebrated the first labor days in the United States, although there's some speculation as to exactly who came up with the idea. Most historians credit Peter McGuire, general secretary of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners and a co founder of the American Federation of Labor, with the original idea of a day for workers to show their solidarity. Others credit Matthew Aguirre, later the secretary of Local 344 of the

International Association of Machinists in Paterson, N.J. The first Labor Day parade occurred Sept. 5, 1882, in New York City. The workers' unions chose the first Monday in September because it was halfway between Independence Day and Thanksgiving. The idea spread across the country, and some states designated Labor Day as a holiday before the federal holiday was created.

President Grover Cleveland signed a law designating the first Monday in September as Labor Day nationwide. This is interesting because Cleveland was not a labor union supporter. In fact, he was trying to repair some political damage that he suffered earlier that year when he sent federal troops to put down a strike by the American Railway Union at the Pullman Co. in Chicago, IL. That action resulted in the deaths of 34 workers.

In European countries, China and other parts of the world, May Day, the first day in May, is a holiday to celebrate workers and labor unions. Before it became an international workers holiday, May Day was a celebration of spring and the promise of summer.

Membership in labor unions in the United States reached an all-time high in the 1950s when about 40 percent of the work force belonged to unions. Today, union membership is about 14 percent of the working population. Labor Day now carries less significance as a celebration of  working people and more as the end of summer. Schools, government offices and businesses are closed on Labor Day so people can get in one last trip to the beach or have one last cookout before the weather starts to turn colder.


Thursday, April 24, 2014

Wallpaper "When Nina Dobrev Laughs The Earth Laughs With Her"

Nina Dobrev is beautiful actress and when she laughs the earth also laughs with her.

Nina Dobrev was born in Sofia, Bulgaria, and moved to Toronto, Canada at age 2. Her interest in performing showed at an early age, when she dabbled in acting, music and dance, among others.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Wallpaper"Kendall Jenner's Giant Nose Ring" Ihoop nose ring for playful Instagram selfies as she parties at Coachella

Call it gypsy fashion infused with a hint of punk.

Day 2 of Coachella, Kendall Jenner rocked high-waisted cutoff denim shorts, a white tube top, Converse sneakers, and a bandana-style headband as well as trendy shades with floral embellishments which she paired with...a gigantic (fake) nose ring.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Wallpaper: Breakup after 12 Years of Dating! Enrique Iglesias Has No Intention of Marrying Anna Kournikova.

 Anna Kournikova and Enrique Iglesias put breakup after 12 Years of Dating.

The singer opens up about his relationship with the retired tennis pro in an interview for CBS Sunday Morning, airing March 16. "I'm not against marriage, not at all," he tells Rita Braver, before adding that it's not in his future. "But when you've been with someone for such a long time, I don't think it's going to make—bring us closer together. I don't think it's going to...make us any happier."