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Celebrating The Labor Day Holiday

Updated on May 31, 2011

What Does The Labor Day Holiday Represent?

The Labor Day Holiday recognizes the workers of America and how important they are to the way democracy runs. Labor Day is celebrated each year on the first Monday of September. Labor Day came about as a result of workers that died during the Pullman Strike. President Grover Cleveland made sure that the rights of the workers were recognized. Labor Day was first celebrated in 1882 by the Central Labor Union with a parade to honor workers. The first parade was attended by about 10,000 workers that wanted to show a unified support for the holiday. Basically Labor Day is a day to emphasize the importance of the strength and spirit of the American worker.

Each year since then Labor day has been celebrated to honor the worker. Originally it was celebrated with parades, festivals and speeches. Currently it is celebrated as a day off for workers so they can enjoy time with their families with picnics and other gatherings. It also marks the traditional end of Summer and back to school time.

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What Can You Do On Labor Day?

Labor Day is a great day to spend time with your family before getting back the schedules of school and fall activities. Since Labor Day is always on a Monday, you can take advantage of the long weekend and take a road trip. Enjoy that extra day off that the Labor Day Holiday gives you to celebrate the work you do every other day. Give yourself one last summer fling.

Try investigating some good places to explore around your house that would be perfect for an extended weekend trip. Some examples would be:

  • Weekend at the beach or lake.
  • Camping weekend for family and friends.
  • Try planning a weekend family reunion.
  • Long weekend at an amusement park.
  • Discover a state park in your area.
  • Think of something you really enjoy and spend a few days doing it.

Whatever you decide to do this Labor Day Holiday make sure you enjoy your day off. You deserve it!

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      Sandy Mertens 7 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      Nice hub on Labor Day.