What is Labor Day

September 5, 2016

So, over the years I have heard many reasons for why Labor Day came into existence. I've heard that it had something to do with the military or that it was just a day given for all to have a day off and several other suggestions as well. So, I decided to do some research to see what this holiday is really for.

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According to The United States Department of Labor, Labor day began in New York on September 5, 1882. By 1885, it was being celebrated in many other towns across the country. However, it was not made a federal holiday until 1894. Also according to The United States Department of Labor, this is a "working man's" holiday. So, I guess my next question would be, why are there still places open on Labor Day? Yes, I know the answer to this. Money!

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So, keep this in mind if you do go to a restaurant on Labor Day. Remember this is supposed to be a holiday for ALL working men and women, but because these places know they will make good money on this holiday, they are open. Personally, we are going to do a cookout here with hambergers and hotdogs rather than make someone else work for us.

How do you plan on spending your Labor Day? I would love to hear how you will spend or did spend the day.

Have a great day!


P.S. I got my information from The United States Department of Labor

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