What is Labor Day & Why You Should Celebrate It With Family

If someone asked you why Labor Day is a holiday, would you be able to answer him or her? If you don’t know why, here is a brief explanation of why we celebrate this national holiday every first Monday of September:

Labor Day is a day set aside to recognize the achievements of American workers, and was officially established as a major national holiday in the late 1800s by U.S. President Grover Cleveland. Ever since then, it has been a day for American workers to spend one full and last summer holiday with their families before autumn begins. Some people celebrate the day by having barbecues, attending parades, or just spend it lounging around with their family.

It might be about celebrating American workers, but it’s also about workers being with their families.

Some people go to Labor Day events to hear speeches about how American workers have made this country stand out. However, others recognize this day as one of the last times they will be able to enjoy a three day weekend with their families.

Labor Day is also important for families who don’t get to eat together often.

One of the benefits of celebrating ANY holiday is that it is a time where family members definitely get to eat and share a meal together. Whether it is a barbecue, formal dinner or you are having a catered event, the food alone will give you cause to start conversations with those who you do not get to share a meal with as often as you want.

How can you make the best out of Labor Day?

Most people typically have off weekends, so one of the ways you can make the most out of your Saturday, Sunday and Labor Day, is by having one last getaway with your loved ones. You might also prefer to host a few different parties, or spend some time visiting family members and friends that would otherwise be difficult to see other days of the year.

While some might not view Labor Day like they view Thanksgiving or Christmas, it is still a day that you can spend with your family. Not to mention, it was also established for an important and historical reason.