Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Rainbow on Taupo ... #153

NO this is not Wellington ... actually its about 350km north in the centre of the North Island... but a photo taken by a Wellintonian of a rainbow over Lake Taupo .. so it sort of qualifies. One has to venture out of the city sometimes !!.
This was taken on NZ Labour Day which this year was Monday 22 October.

Labour Day is an annual holiday celebrated all over the world that resulted from efforts of the labour union movement, to celebrate the economic and social achievements of workers.

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 1900 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 organized 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.

PS: thank you the Ladies of ZeaYou, Taupo.. our dinner at The Bantry, Taupo was great

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