Labor Day is a popular holiday in the United States that signifies the end of summer and the start of the new school year. Historically, the holiday was created to celebrate the Labor Movement, to celebrate American workers and their achievements. However, it has a lot of cultural significance as well and is widely celebrated with parties, athletic events, sales, and parades.
For many Americans, Labor Day marks the end of summer. Many pools close at this time and summer venues will shut down to prepare for fall. With the end of summer, school begins, and many classes begin the day or week after Labor Day as well. It is very common for Americans to take part in various activities to celebrate Labor Day, such as the following:
Parties: Many people will have barbecues at their homes and throw a party to invite friends. Popular foods to eat include hot dogs, hamburgers, and various side dishes such as potato salad. This is a very common and fun way to celebrate the holiday, as well as with fireworks! Fireworks in Boston will be happening on September 5th at 9pm over the Boston Harbor!
Athletic Events: Labor Day marks the opening weekend for College Football and the NFL, when their games officially start. Local sporting events often occur as well. Watch the New England Patriots play against the New York Giants on September 3rd to kick off the weekend!
Traveling: As the summer ends, many families will take a vacation before they go back to work and their kids go back to school. Many people see it as their "one last getaway" before things pick up once again. Popular destinations include the beach and other warm destinations.
Retail Sales: Countless stores offer promotions and sales for Labor Day weekend, thus making it a large shopping holiday. Check out local stores for great deals!
Labor day is a great chance to spend time with family and friends and enjoy the final days of summer, have fun!