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Happy Labour Day weekend Perthlings!

For those of you, like me, who don't really understand what the Labour Day long weekend is all about? Here's what the wisdom of Wikipedia tells us:


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_holidays_in_Australia#Labour_Day

Labour Day Labour Day commemorates the achievements of the Australian labour movement. The celebration of Labour Day has its origins in the eight-hour day movement, which advocated eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest. On 21 April 1856 Stonemasons and building workers on building sites around Melbourne, Australia, stopped work and marched from the University of Melbourne to Parliament House to achieve an eight-hour day. Their direct action protest was a success, and they are noted as the first organised workers in the world to achieve an eight-hour day with no loss of pay, which subsequently inspired the celebration of Labour Day and May Day. In Tasmania the public holiday is called Eight Hours Day and in the Northern Territory it is called May Day. The Labour Day public holiday varies considerably between the various states and territories. It is the first Monday in October in the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales and South Australia. In Western Australia, it is the first Monday in March. In both Victoria and Tasmania, it is the second Monday in March. In the Northern Territory, and in Queensland[3] it is the first Monday in May. More than 80 countries celebrate Labor Day. Labor Day is a long weekend. So I hope you're all enjoying a great long weekend! This week, being a short week for us to squeeze our usual delivery routes in, may be pretty busy but we'll still be delighted to see you or hear from you and if you need some inspiration what better than a beautiful pot of hope (Philodendron Hope that is) for some lush greenery in those shady corners and by contrast, a full-sun loving pot of succulent texture with our Crassula Ripple Jade, a great addition to succulent bowls, rockeries or beds. For more inspiration, quotes and deliveries just give us a call. Have a great week! All the best! :) Jo