How Americans Celebrate Labor Day
Labor Day is a nationally recognized holiday and how Americans celebrated Labor Day varies. For most people, Labor Day means a day off of work to enjoy with their families. For many people, Labor Day is a day to travel.
Labor Day became a nationally recognized holiday in 1894. It is celebrated annually on the first monday of each September. Labor Day is a day that recognizes all the hard workers in our country. This day was awarded to workers in honor of the work they do, and to reward them with a day off each year. Many worker get paid for this day as well.
People celebrate Labor Day in various ways. It is recognized by the American Automobile Association as one of the highest weekends for traffic. Many people take advantage not only of Labor Day, but of the whole weekend. Many families load up into their car and travel somewhere for the weekend. Some take their last trip to the lake before fall sets in. Other families take the weekend and devote it to camping. Americans love travel and this is a perfect way of celebrating Labor Day.
Many towns offer a Labor Day parade with other festivities as well. Families enjoy a morning parade and many go back home afterwards and enjoy a cookout or barbecue. Parks are typically filled with people on Labor Day. Parties are given at a local park, where people enjoy picnics, games, and swimming. Many people take advantage of the fact that winter will be approaching rapidly, so this day might be the last day they have to take their children swimming or just to play at a park. Some people enjoy an organized game of baseball or football.
Whatever way Americans choose to celebrate Labor Day is their option. It is a day rewarded to honoring workers, and it is a day that should be enjoyed no matter what activities take place.