Welcome to Labor Day. This year, Labor Day is taking place on September 3rd. The holiday always takes place on the first Monday of September.
Hopefully, you’ve already kicked back your troubles and are enjoying a nice day off with buds and family. If you want to know about the history of this day, you’ll need to go all the way back to 1882. This crazy thing called “labor unions” declared a one-day strike in New York City because workers believed that they were working way too many hours. Those on strike were told to march in a parade and then converge at a nice picnic full of food, beverages, and dull speeches about the working man and yada yada yada.
Governments and employers soon came around to the idea of less work for their employees. More free time meant that their workers now had a greater opportunity to go out and buy stuff. A culture of consumers is thought to have improved overall business. So, giving your guys a little time off doesn’t hurt. That includes you, Spankie McSpankerton!
Fire up that grill, load up your cooler with beer, get out in the sun and celebrate the final weekend of summer. Sure, it’s probably still very hot out where you live, but if your office had summer hours, you can kiss those goodbye. Don’t worry though, football is nearly back, so you have that to look forward to. Labor Day might be seen as the unofficial “death” of summer but that doesn’t mean you need to get depressed that cooler temperatures are on the horizon.
How do you plan on celebrating this Labor Day? For me, it’s work. For you, it’s…memes!