My outfit for Labor Day was inspired by nautical blue/white stripes with a hint of color in my purple pants. First, I chose the pieces on Polyvore - then I shopped my closet ;-)
As a working Latin-American girl in Manhattan, I'm fond of the "American Worker" being recognized for hard labor by having a national day off, as I can relate. Do you know the background of Labor Day? I decided to research and learn more to share with you...
Labor Day: How it Came About; What it Means
Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.
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.
A Nationwide Holiday
The vital force of labor added materially to the highest standard of living and the greatest production the world has ever known and has brought us closer to the realization of our traditional ideals of economic and political democracy. It is appropriate, therefore, that the nation pay tribute on Labor Day to the creator of so much of the nation's strength, freedom, and leadership — the American worker.
Courtesy of: http://www.dol.gov/opa/aboutdol/laborday.htm