For a lot of people, Labor Day means two things: a day off and the end of summer. But why is it called Labor Day? Labor Day is a day set aside to pay tribute to working men and women. It has been celebrated as a national holiday in the United States and Canada since 1894.
Here's a few ways you and your family can celebrate Labor Day:
- Plan a fall day trip to a farm or a factory tour
- Look ahead to the gifts you need to buy and seek out American-made
- Bake a batch of cookies and drop them at your local police or fire station
- Explain to a child why we celebrate Labor Day
- Buy your pet some treats made in the USA
- Go to the mall or through your own home on a “Made in…” label-reading mission
- And of course, have a BBQ and RELAX!!