Happy Labor Day!

Do you know why everyone has the first Monday of September off from work every year?

Labor Day is a national holiday to honor the workers that have contributed to our country’s strength and well-being. It is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers.

Tuesday, September 5, 1882 was the first Labor Day celebrated in New York City, by the Central Labor Union. Two years later in 1884, the first Monday in September was chosen for the holiday, originally to celebrate the “workingmen’s holiday” every year. In the years to follow, more and more states began to create the holiday to celebrate American workers. By 1894, it began a legal holiday in the United States.

What a great way to celebrate the hard working men and women in our country, while enjoying a three day weekend spent barbecuing or on vacation with your family and friends.

Happy Labor Day, everyone!