It’s hard to believe that it’s almost the end of August. We hope you have something special planned for the Labor Day weekend, and Currans Flowers wants to encourage you to add flowers to your Labor Day meal table, whether you’re eating inside, having a backyard barbecue, or a beachside picnic.
Labor Day became a federal holiday in 1894 when President Grover Cleveland signed the bill, creating the law that designated the first Monday of September as the nation’s annual Labor Day observance. Efforts to establish a holiday on which to honor America’s workers began in 1885 at the municipal level. Two years later, on February 21, 1887, Oregon became the first state to pass legislation declaring that the first Monday of September would be observed as a statewide holiday.
The concept for a Labor Day holiday wasn’t something the government came up with; it was an idea that came from workers and the labor unions who fought for them. The last two decades of the 19th century marked the heyday of the Industrial Revolution.
A Perfect Day
While it meant huge advances in technology, life for the average American worker was miserable. Most people worked 12-hour days, without any days off, and it wasn’t unusual to find young children working in factories, mills, or mines, earning a fraction of what adults earned for the same jobs. This is what inspired the efforts to establish a national holiday to honor laborers.
We think that “A Perfect Day Bouquet” is the perfect floral arrangement for a summertime picnic. This bouquet is unforgettable with its vivid display of vibrant blooms in beautiful summer colors. Eye-catching star gazer lilies unfold their petals amongst orange spray roses, hot pink gerbera daisies, yellow alstroemeria, and blue hydrangea with lush greens.
Curran Brothers Florists and Greenhouses has been proudly serving the entire north shore of Massachusetts and more since 1933. Curran’s is conveniently located at 15 Park St. Danvers, MA, just minutes from Route 1, Route 128, and Route 95. Stop in and pick out your perfect Labor Day flowers, or have one of our florists create a beautiful design for you! Let Curran Brothers be your first choice for flowers! Please note, we will be closed on Labor Day.