Happy 125th Anniversary to Labor Day!
Labor Day has been a national holiday in the United States for 125 years. The annual US holiday is always celebrated the first Monday in September. Labor Day is a yearly tribute to show gratitude for workers all across the United States.
In addition to celebrating American workers, Labor Day also the unofficial mark of the end of summer. For many students, it means back to school, for many summer destinations, it means end of tourist season, for many sports, it means back to playing.
Americans use the day off for grilling out, parties on the beach, local events and getting together with friends and family. The first Labor Day parade ever was in New York City in 1882, a tradition still continued today.
Now cities all over the United States celebrate with parades and activities. If you’re looking to book some last minute Labor Day plans, Washington DC celebrates with a free concert on the lawn of the US Capital every Sunday before Labor Day. Chicago has a jazz festival, Atlanta has a hot air balloon festival, Charlotte, NC has a Labor Day festival that includes fireworks, music and films. Colorado Springs has Labor Day Liftoff where they celebrate with skydiving and hot air balloons.
If you want to use your day off to take advantage of off-season travel prices, instead of staying stateside, check out Tofino, Canada or Medellin, Colombia or Boquete, Panama or Monteverde, Costa Rica.
Wherever you celebrate, however you celebrate, happy Labor Day!