1This Monday, September 5th, is Labor Day.
Just in case you are wondering how the holiday came about here is some info from Wikipedia on the subject.
The first Labor Day in the United States was observed on September 5, 1882, in Boston, by the Central Labor Union of New York, the nation's first integrated major trade union. It became a federal holiday in 1894, when, following the deaths of a number of workers at the hands of the U.S. military and U.S. Marshals during the Pullman Strike, President Grover Cleveland put reconciliation with the labor movement as a top political priority. Fearing further conflict, legislation making
Labor Day a national holiday was rushed through Congress unanimously and signed into law a mere six days after the end of the strike.
The holiday is often regarded as a day of rest and parties. Speeches or political demonstrations are more low-key than in most countries, although events held by labor organizations often feature political themes and appearances by candidates
for office, especially in election years. Forms of celebration include picnics, barbecues, fireworks displays, water sports, and public art events. Families with school-age children take it as the last chance to travel before the end of summer recess. Similarly, some teenagers and young adults view it as the last weekend for parties before
returning to school, although school starting times now vary.Traditionally, Labor Day is celebrated by most Americans as the symbolic end of the summer. In high society,
Labor Day is (or was) considered the last day of the year when it is fashionable for women to wear white.
In U.S. sports, Labor Day marks the beginning of the NFL and college football seasons.
NCAA teams usually play their first games the week before Labor Day, with the NFL traditionally playing their first game the Thursday following Labor Day. The Southern 500 NASCAR auto race was held that day from 1950 to 1983 in Darlington, South Carolina. At Indianapolis, the National Hot Rod Association hold their finals to the U.S. Nationals drag race.
Regardless of how you choose to celebrate, our office wanted to wish you a Safe, Happy and Fun day off with your family and friends.