Why Do We Celebrate Labor Day?
Labor Day is on Monday, September 6th this year. This may prompt the question “Why do we celebrate Labor Day?”
When you think of Labor Day, what comes to mind? For many, it’s the last long weekend before school starts. It’s a weekend with picnics and barbecues, and maybe a parade. For some, it’s the start of the fall season and anticipation of football. Like many other holidays, Americans enjoy the day off from work but have lost sight of what it was originally created to celebrate.
Whether you work in a job or run a home business, Labor Day was created to honor and celebrate the social and economic achievements of American workers.
The original intent of Labor Day was to provide a holiday that would honor the social and economic achievements of American workers. Essentially, it was intended to be an annual national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of the country.
While many still turn out to hear Labor Day speeches and attend parades, the purpose of the holiday has fallen away and instead is usually viewed as the last hurrah of summer. Still, that’s not necessarily a bad thing. In a nation of people who work more hours and take less vacation than other western nations, having one last summer party is greatly needed. Labor Day may not be a day in which people actively celebrate and honor workers, but it does give working people a much-needed respite, which is equally important.
Although Labor Day was originated by labor unions, the need to honor work and career expands beyond unionized industries. As an entrepreneur, you’re making a contribution to the world, as well as supporting yourself and your family, which deserves a day of honor. Further, it’s important to take time off, whether it’s a weekend getaway or a vacation. You might even look up what sorts of Labor Day events are going on in your city. Many areas continue to hold parades and other events, such as music festivals.
However you decided to celebrate, enjoy your long weekend!!!!