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Taking Labo(u)r Day off

Submitted by on September 7, 2009 – 7:00 amNo Comment

img_2883Today is Labour Day in Canada. Banks, post offices, gov­ern­ment offices, schools, and many busi­ness­es across the coun­try are closed today.

Celebrated annu­al­ly on the first Monday in September, Labour Day is essen­tial­ly the same hol­i­day as Labor Day in the U.S. — a day to hon­or work­ing peo­ple.

If you’re in the greater Toronto area this week, you might remem­ber Labour Day by plan­ning a vis­it to the Workers’ Arts and Heritage Centre in Hamilton, a small muse­um ded­i­cat­ed to “pre­serv­ing, hon­our­ing, and pro­mot­ing the cul­ture & his­to­ry of all work­ing peo­ple.”

Their new exhib­it, Harvest Pilgrims, fea­tur­ing pho­tographs of Canadian migrant farm­work­ers by Vincenzo Pietropaolo, opens this Friday, September 11.

In the mean­time, let’s take the day off, shall we?

Happy Labo(u)r Day!

Photo ©Carolyn B. Heller

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