Labor Day in the United States is a public holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of their country. So basically their version of Workers Day that we celebrate on the 1st of May each year.
And the irony is that I actually ended up going to a South African event in Los Gatos for this holiday.
And I must say it felt good to hear familiar accents again (not that I mind the american one, its actually grown on me) and so we spent the day with (our) locals and it turned out to be pretty cool. I like the fact that someone made the effort to reunite us African foreigners because when you come out here you really do start missing home quite quickly…well I speak for myself here but I know my fellow South African exports feel the same way sometimes and having little homely reminders here and there does tend to sooth the pain a bit.
So thank you to all those who put this little event together, it really was a cool thing to do for us lonely souls in the Bay area…well not lonely…but very far away from home. Felt good to hear a little bit of Afrikaans and to see some SA rugby jerseys floating about.
If you’re a South African living in the Bay area, you should join this Facebook group specifically started for those that have left home for a bit and might want to meet up and share stories with other SA locals. They make you feel super welcomed and will always try and help you in any way possible.
Follow the link here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/111884192156439/
Thanks for reading and enjoy the rest of your week 🙂