Labor Day is quickly approaching! With the end of summer drawing closer, we hope that you’ve had a wonderful season of fun in the sun. While the first US Labor Day was celebrated in 1882 in New York City, Labor Day officially became a federal holiday in 1894. Early celebrations focused on parades through urbanized areas, but as the holiday has evolved over the years, we’ve shifted our focus more on smaller-scale activities that help mark the unofficial end of the summer season. On that note, check out these 6 exciting ways to celebrate Labor Day and wave goodbye to summer!
6 Fun Ways To Spend Your Labor Day:
Spend the day enjoying your outdoor space. Invite a few close friends and family members for a backyard cookout. Hot dogs and hamburgers are some of the most popular Labor Day options, but feel free to fire up the grill and get as creative as you’d like. For a potluck style, have each guest bring a side dish or dessert so that everyone can help make the celebration one to remember.
|Head To The Beach
A Labor Day trip to the beach is an excellent way to relax and soak up some extra sun before autumn is officially here. Fill a bag with your favorite towel, snacks, and sunblock and you’re ready for a day on the sand. Head out early to catch some surf or later in the day to enjoy the beautiful sunset.
|Set Up Camp
Many people use Labor Day weekend as a chance to leave town just for a bit before the start of the new season. Camping is a very popular Labor Day activity – typically one of the busiest three-day weekends of the year! Be sure to call or check your campground’s website in advance for openings and reservations. If you’d like to forgo the campgrounds, pop up a tent in your backyard and enjoy a night under the stars.
|Make A Splash
If your local Labor Day temperature is starting to rise, consider taking a dip in the pool or setting up your yard sprinklers to help you cool off. Even a small inflatable pool and a cool beverage can work wonders for beating the heat on a sunny day.
|Explore Local Fun
Check out what activities will be taking place near you. It may be a parade, a street fair, or perhaps some live music. These events are great places to gather as a community and celebrate.
Labor day has changed a lot since 1894, but it’s important to always keep the true spirit of the holiday close to heart. Try writing a “Thank-You” letter to a dedicated worker that you admire. Even little ones can get in on the fun. Use this as a moment to reflect on the amazing people that keep our country moving forward.
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