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Awakenings: Welcome to Labor Day Weekend!

on August 30, 2014

How is Labor Day celebrated?

The Labor Day celebration exploits the backyard barbeque, much like the Fourth of July, with patriotic decorations dominating the scene. Since its inception in the 1880s it celebrates a means of honoring workers for all their efforts. In that spirit, the backyard barbeque is often laden with hammocks, comfortable lounge chairs, lawn blankets and even lots of huge pillows! Tiki torches, twinkle lights and candles in hurricane lamps keep the atmosphere cheery and bright until well into the evening. For some areas of the country, this holiday brings with it a slight chill in the air, which might warrant that first sweater or jacket of the season.  

Whatever you have planned, whether you are traveling, reached your destination, or simply staying at home, have a safe and enjoyable holiday! Remember America’s past and the sacrifices for her freedom. Otherwise, there would be no Labor Day celebration.

Source: awakenings2012.blogspot.com

Labor Day is the last holiday of the summer: wearing white will go out, school will be in and a change in season is just around the corner. Do you know how it came about, what it means, its founder, the establishment of the first Labor Day? In other words, what is Labor Day celebrating?

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2 responses to “Awakenings: Welcome to Labor Day Weekend!

  1. It really celebrates the labor movement, something most people have forgotten. Younger people don’t realize how hard it was for workers until unions forced companies to protect workers. Thanks for the reminder 🙂

  2. Raani York says:

    Thanks for reminding us to this important celebration. I think the real purpose of celebration days should be told more often!

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