Labor Day

Alena Blakley

 

As many students know Labor Day is the first day off from school after the beginning of a new school year. Of course, we look at it as the day that the city pools close for the summer and the day where you no longer wear white. Labor Day is also a day where everything is on sale. It’s like the black Friday of summer.  But what does it really mean?

Usually Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday in September. Rewind 131 years. It was the first Labor Day ever recorded, but here is the plot twist, it was celebrated on September 5th which was in fact a Tuesday. Labor Day is a federal holiday, which celebrated the economic and social contributions of workers. But commonly Labor Day is celebrated as a time to have barbecues and go on the last summer vacation before the changing of seasons.

In the United States, Labor Day is the beginning of fall sports. It marks the beginning of the NFL and college football seasons. NCAA teams usually play their first games the weekend of Labor Day, and the NFL usually play their first game the Thursday following.