WELLINGTON Today: Don’t show up for work this Monday … it’s a public holiday. Labour Day recognises ‘the eight-hour day’ – eight hours for work, eight for rest, and eight for recreation.
The first official Labour Day holiday was in 1900 and was established by a Liberal government.
“The forecast is showers, sun spells, moderate temperatures and 57% humidity.”
Early Labour Day celebrations included displays of floats and banners paraded through towns and cities.
After the 1920s, the Labour Day parade began to decline and the day became, in many places, simply a welcome holiday.
The weather forecast is showers, some sun, warm temperatures and 57% humidity.
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