So, it’s almost here. The official end of summer is marked by the long Labor Day weekend. What exactly are we celebrating on Labor Day? The name seems to be pretty self-descriptive, but often times it’s easy to not really think about what the holiday is really about. Let’s be honest, most of us are just grateful for a day off of work.
According to Wikipedia, Labor Day is an American federal holiday observed on the first Monday in September that celebrates the economic and social contributions of workers. Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers. It also symbolizes the end of summer for many Americans, and is celebrated with parties, parades and athletic events.
So with that formal definition provided, no onto the fun stuff and what Labor Day is allabout…relaxing with family and friends!
Below is a list of some fun things you can do in any city or town across the country, but make sure to also check out your local paper or do an online search for what’s happening (as NBC’s Al Roker says) “in your neck of the woods.” And in case of rain, don’t forget about all of those board games in the back of your closet! J A game of Scrabble or good old Yahtzee can be more fun than you remember.
- Grab a fold-up chair and find a prime spot at your local Labor Day parade
- Make a picnic and take it to your local park (or beach if you’re close enough)
- Find a local walking/bike path, and get some fresh air and little exercise
- Squeeze in some end-of-summer camping (with s’mores of course!)
- Hop on your bicycles and go for a leisurely spin
- BBQ in the backyard with family and friends
- Fix a big batch of homemade potato salad
- Drop a few tea bags in a big jar and set in the sun = delicious sun tea!
Whatever you decide to do this Labor Day, FirstLight Home Care wishes you all a very safe and relaxing weekend!