Summer has ended and the hint of fall is in the air and with school beginning in August is just another reminder that Sept 3, 2012 will be Labor Day
Labor Day is celebrated across the United States as an American federal holiday and always falls on the first Monday in September.
Labor Day was first proposed by Matthew Maguire who was the secretary of the Central Labor Union in 1872 to pay tribute to the American workers.
It wasn’t until 1887 when Oregon was the first state to make Labor Day a holiday and Labor Day later became a federal holiday in 1894.
Today in 2012 Labor Day is celebrated as it probably was back in 1894 but just with more modern day conveniences like big screen TV’s and the ability to travel and go places by passenger planes, high seep trains, luxury automobiles and cruise liners.
The usual Labor Day celebration includes eating some type of meat like hot dogs, hamburgers, or barbeque chicken and drinking some type of beverage like soda or some type of alcoholic drink.
Many people do go to a sports bar or restaurant to watch their favorite football team duke it out on the football field while others stay at home and cook out on the grill.
Every year when the Farmer family celebrates Labor Day Darrell will tell Teresa its Labor Day and that means no work today, then Teresa usually replies because it’s Labor Day that means it is a work day and not meant for people to lie around and barbeque and watch football.
After a brief discussion on the preliminary events of Labor Day the farmer family usually agrees to disagree and laugh then proceed to enjoy the time off from work together.
No matter how you celebrate Labor Day or the meaning on Labor Day just try and remember why Labor Day is celebrated and for whom you are paying tribute too.