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Monday September 4th is Labor Day in United States

Labor Day

Labor Day is annually held on the first Monday of September. It was originally organized to celebrate various labor associations’ strengths of and contributions to the United States economy. It is largely a day of rest in modern times. Many people mark Labor Day as the end of the summer season and a last chance to make trips or hold outdoor events.

The first Labor Day was held in 1882. Its origins stem from the desire of the Central Labor Union to create a holiday for workers. It became a federal holiday in 1894. It was originally intended that the day would be filled with a street parade to allow the public to appreciate the work of the trade and labor organizations. After the parade, a festival was to be held to amuse local workers and their families. In later years, prominent men and women held speeches. This is less common now, but is sometimes seen in election years. One of the reasons for choosing to celebrate this on the first Monday in September was to add a holiday in the long gap between Independence Day and Thanksgiving.

Labor Day is a federal holiday. All Government offices, schools and organizations and many businesses are closed. Some public celebrations, such as fireworks displays, picnics and barbecues, are organized, but they are usually low key events. For many teams, it is the start of the football season. As it is the last chance for many people to take summer trips, there may be some congestion on highways and at airports. Public transit systems do not usually operate on their regular timetables.

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The Capture of the Fair American…

The island of Maui was visited about the same time by the unfortunate La Perouse. After this period the islands were frequently visited by vessels engaged in the fur trade. Captain Douglas, of the Iphigenia, and Captain Metcalf, of the Eleanor, an American snow, were nearly cut off by the turbulent chiefs, who were desirous to procure the guns and ammunition belonging to their vessels, to aid them in carrying their purposes of conquest into effect. The son of the latter, a youth of sixteen, who commanded a schooner, called the Fair American, which accompanied the Eleanor from Canton, when close in with the land off Mouna Huararai, was becalmed; the natives thronged on board, threw young Metcalf overboard, seized and plundered the vessel, and murdered all the crew, excepting the mate, whose name was Isaac Davis. He resided many years with Kamehameha, who very severely censured the chief under whose direction this outrage had been committed. A seaman whose name is Young, belonging to the Eleanor, who was on shore at the time, was prevented from gaining his vessel, but was kindly treated by the king, and is still living at Towaihae. (Ellis)

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(These are excerpts from a book by William Ellis that has survived long enough for the copyright to expire and the book to enter the public domain. A public domain book is one that was never subject to copyright or whose legal copyright term has expired.)

Did You Know…?

Styphelia tameiameiae

An indigenous plant that also occurs in the Marquesas Islands, pukiawe is familiar to hikers in the national parks. It’s a tough, stiff, small-leaved shrub whose small red or pink berries brighten the trailside. Quite variable in form, these plants occur naturally from two thousand feet elevation to the mountain summits, thriving on arid lava as well as forest and bog.

Hawaiians added pukiawe to their lei for the extra color. If a kapu chief wanted to dispense with the rules that separated him from common people, he would use the incense of burning pukiawe as a spiritual fumigation. The wood was used to cremate the bodies of outlaws.

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Stay at our Hale Mala Pua…

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Our Hale Mala Pua (Garden Home) is the perfect place for family and friends to gather or for a romantic getaway on the stunning Hamakua Coast. This spacious plantation house (2,200 square feet) is located just north of Hilo in the lush and tropical environment of World Botanical Gardens in Hakalau. With 2 Bedrooms, 2 1/2 Bathrooms, Gourmet Kitchen with enormous refrigerator/ freezer , Living Room & Covered Lanai with ocean views. Access to World Botanical Gardens included for all days of your stay. Fruit Orchard & plenty of outdoor space.

The home has 2 Master Suites, which is as perfect for a couple on a romantic trip, a family with kids or anybody just longing for privacy. Great for the couple wanting a wedding in the gardens with their honeymoon cottage awaiting on the property. This home is very clean and tastefully decorated. For your cooking pleasure the kitchen is fully stocked and open to the inside dining area so that you can prepare meals while you socialize.

The property is just across the street from the amazing World Botanical Gardens and the Botanical World Adventures where you will be welcomed by the staff and given special rates. Each week stay gets one free tour for one person (up to $167 value) – the longer your stay the more free tours! The rest of your guests will receive a discount on the tours. There are guided zip line, Segway and walking tours at the gardens for an array of fun just outside your front door. You will even come away with new understanding of the plants that envelope you.

Within minutes there are surf and swimming spots like Hakalau Veterans Beach Park to dip in the water or boogie board. Less than an hour drive in either direction the power of flowing lava at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, golfing, magical driving tours, Hilo farmer’s market, ATV tours and so much more! Or circle the whole island on a day trip.

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Saturday August 26th is Women’s Equality Day in the United States…

Womens

Women’s Equality Day was first celebrated in 1971 after the Congress passed a resolution to mark the occasion annually. The proposal to do so was made by Representative and feminist Bella Abzug. The purpose behind the creation of this holiday was to raise awareness about the importance of gender equality in society and to recognize the hard work and sacrifices made by the pioneers in the suffrage movement.

The journey to gain the right to vote for women was a long one – voting rights had been extended to all male citizens of the United States by the 14th Amendment in 1868. The 15th Amendment, which was passed in 1870, prohibited the central or any state government from denying an American citizen the right to vote based on their “race, color, or previous condition of servitude. Despite this, women were not allowed to vote in most states and were often arrested when they tried to cast their ballots during elections under the two amendments.

Widespread Opposition

Opposition to voting by women was widespread and the amendment did not get to the see the light of the day again until 1914 when it was once gain brought up in the US congress. In May 1919, two-thirds of the Congress voted in favor of the amendment and it was sent to the states for ratification. While there are still many issues that the women’s rights movement has been working and fighting for, the amendment ensured that women could make their voices heard and affect policy change.

Because this is an observance and not a national holiday, businesses, public and private organizations and schools remain open on this day.

Experience Your Holiday fun at Botanical World…

Botanical World Adventures                               Gardens, Waterfalls & Maze

31-240 Old Mamalahoa Highway                        Open Daily – 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM

Hakalau, Hawaii 96710                                        Have you visited us in the Past?

Mile Marker 16 on Highway 19                           Why not Write a review

 

For 24/7 Online Reservations Book your tour HERE

Or call: 808-963-5427 or Toll Free: 888-947-4753

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