**Union workers and officials at a Tyson Foods plant in Tennessee said Friday they have agreed to reinstate Labor Day as a paid holiday, and the plant will also observe the Muslim holiday Eid al-Fitr this year. Originally, Tyson was going to do away with Labor Day and substitute the Muslim holiday instead.
Labor Day is a secular American holiday. Eid al-Fitr is a religious holiday celebrated at the end of Ramadan. How does the company justify the celebration of a private religious holiday? Now, I know Christmas is celebrated and most people have it as a paid holiday, but in our culture it has become secularized to such a degree that the meaning has been changed.