Labor Day is for anything but. It’s a product of the labor movement, and was first celebrated in New York City on Tuesday, September 5, 1882. Labor Day is always celebrated on the first Monday in September, and was created to celebrate the achievements of American workers and their contribution to American society and the economy.
There is some controversy as to who first proposed the holiday. Some say Peter J. McGuire, who was a co-founder of the American Federation of Labor and general secretary of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners, first proposed the day. Others say a machinist, Matthew Maguire, was responsible. But whoever started it, it’s an awesome three day weekend without losing those hard earned vacation days, and we hope yours was as adventure filled as ours.
Katie, meanwhile, was chicken chasing even farther north in Vermont.