What is the story behind Labor Day?

This day is celebrated with a day off and union sponsored parades.  Many people celebrate this weekend with one last picnic.  It is also the date that many people close up the pool, and put away the boats, but not here we keep are pool open for your enjoyment.


Dedicated in honor of the worker, it is also appropriately called the “workingman’s holiday.”  The holiday is dedicated to you in respect and appreciation for the work you do in or outside of the home, union, or non-union, big company, small companies, or government.  As long as you work somewhere at something this holiday is for you!


The first Labor Day was celebrated in New York City on September 5, 1882 and was started by the Central Labor Union in New York City.  In 1884, it was moved to the first Monday in September where it is celebrated today.  Labor Day quickly became popular and one state after another voted it as a holiday.  ON June 28, 1894, the U.S. Congress voted it a national holiday.


Marking the official end of summer, popular Labor Day Weekend activities include barbecuing, picnicking, hiking, camping, kayaking, and more.


Labor Day is also viewed as the official end of summer.  While the Fall Equinox is still a couple of weeks away, kids go back to school and summer vacations are over.

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Aug 31