Happy Labor Day! We’re preparing for a day outside, hoping that we can fit in one last swim at the pool before it closes for the season, and then a barbeque and parade in the afternoon.
Here’s a peek at how we usually celebrate our Labor Day:
Why do we celebrate Labor Day?
Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.
The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City. Today the Labor Day tradition roughly follows the first proposal of the holiday — a street parade to exhibit to the public “the strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations” of the community, followed by a festival for the recreation and amusement of the workers and their families.” Source: US Department of Labor
We know Labor Day as a time to gather with friends for a barbeque, followed by a big parade down the city streets. And, like it or not, Labor Day is the unofficial end of the summer season.
What are your Labor Day traditions?
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Happy Labor Day!