For a lot of people, Labor Day means two things: a day off and the end of summer. But why is it called Labor Day?
Observed on the first Monday in September, Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers. It was created by the labor movement in the late 19th century and became a federal holiday in 1894.
Labor Day also symbolizes the end of summer for many Americans, and is celebrated with parties, parades and athletic events.
Here are a few ideas on how to enjoy your Labor Day weekend:
Visit a Festival, Street Fair or Other Public Celebration
Neighborhood Block Party: Get to know your neighbors with an old-fashioned block party. Ask people to bring games and food to share.Take the kids to a discount movie that they really wanted to see but missed.
Day Trip It: Pull out a map, pick a tourist destination within 2-3 hours, and plan a day-long adventure to your new destination!
Why not Pack Up The Tents and hit the nearest Campground for some much deserved rest and relaxation? Family campgrounds will often host a variety of events just for the holiday, but plan early.
Most campsites book quickly for holiday weekends, so reserve your space well in advance.
Throw up our feet, start up the grill, toss on the ‘burgers and we’ll all eat our fill.
Put up the tools, watch the grass grow, forget the leak and the commode overflow.
The dishes can wait; go out and play. There’s good reason to be lazy… it’s called Labor Day!
Author: Nancy Hughes
How About a DIY Backyard Quidditch Game For Little Muggles.
Have you ever sat around 54 wooden blocks stacked in rows of 3’s, strategically pulling blocks out one at a time, waiting for the tower to fall over so you can throws your hands in the air and yell “JENGA!”
Well if you answered yes, you’ve probably played Jenga and chances are you’re a good player too!To make a DIY outdoor version for this Labor Day get out some 2×4’s and cut them into approx 10 ½ ” long pieces.
Once you have 54 pieces, sand them up a little, stack ‘em, and challenge everyone to a match.