Happy Labor Day!
Hope everyone is having a relaxing day off and if you are traveling, please do it safely!
I’m sure at some point in my grade school career, we had to research or write an essay about Labor Day, but for the life of me I don’t remember. (That’s no surprise.) I started thinking about it today and I wasn’t even sure exactly why or when we started celebrating Labor Day, so I decided to look it up and share some facts with you.
1. Labor Day is a national tribute to the contributions of workers. It was considered a “workingman’s holiday.”
2. It became a federal holiday in 1894.
3. Labor Day takes place on the first Monday in September.
4. Many places celebrate Labor Day with parades, picnics, fireworks displays, or other special events.
5. BBQ’s and lake trips are really popular Labor Day activities where I live!
6. Labor Day also marks “the end of summer” for some school children. (But for the most part, not where we live! Our kids generally go back to school in August.)
7. Labor Day actually started in Canada.
8. The first Waffle House opened on Labor Day. Guess they didn’t get the day off.
9. It used to be considered a fashion faux pas to wear white after Labor Day. That notion is not nearly as popular now.
10. The day my sister was born fell on a Labor Day. I always thought that was ironic!
So there you have it! Hope you have a wonderful, fun-filled, and safe Labor Day (If you are lucky enough to have a day off, that is!) and here’s a free printable to help you celebrate your day!