It’s a long holiday weekend and you’re either going to be celebrating Labor Day or taking it off. Either way, there are plenty of ways to celebrate the American worker while showing your patriotism. Here’s everything you need to know about Labor Day and how it became a national holiday!
1. What is Labor Day
Labor Day is a federal holiday in the United States to honor the American worker and the ways they make this country great; it’s celebrated on the first Monday in September.
2. Why is Labor Day celebrated
Labor Day celebrates workers who work hard, make sacrifices, and take care of their families for less than living wages. It’s also a day to thank them for what they do every day, often without much recognition.
3. History of Labor Day
President Grover Cleveland signed legislation establishing Labor Day in 1894 as an official holiday to be observed nationally by public schools and government offices. The President that year was Grover Cleveland so it’s not surprising that he would choose the same weekend to respect workers in 1894.
4. How to celebrate
Labor Day is an opportunity to have a backyard cookout with family and friends, hit the beach for some fun in the sun, or go to any number of events in your city that honor our nation’s workers. There are musical concerts, he ns’ nights out, county fairs, carnivals, concerts in the park, picnics, parades and more.
5. Tips for celebrating
Today is not only about honoring the worker but also to celebrate summer being in its last few days! So have fun with it – do something you would only do in the summer. Whether that’s going to the water park or swimming in a lake, Labor Day is as good an excuse as any!
Labor Day is an opportunity to have a backyard cookout with family and friends, hit the beach for some fun in the sun, or go to any number of events in your city that honor our nation’s workers. There are musical concerts, hens’ nights out, county fairs, carnivals, concerts in the park, picnics, parades and more.
The tips we’ve provided should help you get started thinking about how you can celebrate Labor day by having fun while honoring those who work hard every day without much recognition.
Which activities will you partake in this year? Let us know!