Hello again, everyone! Did you enjoy your Monday holiday? In Japan, there are two holidays in September – the third Monday of the month is called “Respect for the Aged Day” in English, and then there is the Autumn Equinox Day – which is on September 22 some years, and September 23 in others. But in Canada, we do not celebrate these days! Instead, in Canada and the United States, we have what we call “Labor Day.”
Now, you might ask, what is Labor Day?
Labor Day is a day for the workers, a day of rest to thank them for their hard work in the rest of the year. It is also a popular day for celebrations, with many events celebrating Labor Day – especially in sports, with the NCAA (National College Athletics Association) in particular starting their football season with games on Labor Day.
There used to be a belief that it was wrong to wear white after Labor Day, too. Do you think people shouldn’t wear white in fall and winter? Some Americans still do!
This has been the ALT report, thank you for reading and come back next week for more.
-Devon (Kasachu ALT)