When it comes to Memorial Day and Labor Day, does anyone else get confused with which holiday falls when? Me too! My good friend, Vonne, taught be an easy way to remember. M = May and Memorial Day. Then you can think L = Last day to go swimming and Labor Day (most public pools close after Labor Day weekend). I hope that helps… I know it’s already helped me!
In honor of ‘Labor Day’… I’m enjoying some down time with my family. I hope you enjoy this information from the archives:
One year, one of our High School students asked about Labor Day. They were thrilled to have the school holiday, but weren’t exactly sure why they were getting the day off. I promised them I would share the history of the holiday…
Labor Day is a National Holiday dating back to 1882 when the first “Labor Day Celebration”, or street parade, took place in New York City as a way to honor the American labor force. In 1894, it became a federal holiday.
Ask your friends and family to share their definition of Labor Day and more than likely they will respond with something similar to, “it’s the official end of summer”; or you may get another popular answer, “it’s the kickoff to Football season”.
What does Labor Day mean to you?
- An extra day to rest and recoup from all of your hard labor?
- The end of summer?
- Football season has begun?
Whatever it means to you… take some time to thank the people in your life that “labored”, or who currently “labor”, to provide for you.
I’d love to know how you celebrate Labor Day!
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As always – Thanks for reading!
– Carey Sue
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