It’s Labor Day weekend, the unofficial end to summer. Like all important holidays it means a three day weekend. Memorial Day, July 4th, and Labor Day are the big three summer holidays. Last year Juneteenth became a federal holiday also, but it is too early to include it in this poll.
The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union. The Central Labor Union held its second Labor Day holiday just a year later, on September 5, 1883.
By 1894, 23 more states had adopted the holiday, and on June 28, 1894, President Grover Cleveland signed a law making the first Monday in September of each year a national holiday.
Who doesn’t love a three day weekend. But what is your favorite of the summer big three?
Memorial Day is a solemn holiday, but it also is the unofficial start of summer. There is so much anticipation about what is to come. July 4th is the big one with its own traditions, including fireworks. Labor Day always comes with a bit of sadness as to the end of summer. Although, to those parents who are looking forward to kids going back to school it’s pretty special.
So what’s Bedford Thinking? Which is your favorite three day summer weekend?
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