Gather up your barbeque supplies and enjoy the last official weekend of fun in the summer sun! 

Labor Day is an American holiday to celebrate and pay tribute to the economic and social contributions of workers.  AKA - GIVES US A DAY OFF FROM WORK!!!!


It is observed on the first Monday in September.  The holiday was first proposed in 1882 by a New York labor unionist. 


Oregon was the first U.S. state to make Labor Day an official holiday, in 1887.  It became an official federal holiday in 1894 under President Grover Cleveland

Labor Day is often considered the last day that it is socially appropriate to wear white (though modern tastes have all but done away with this old-fashioned tradition). 

In the sports world, Labor Day marks the beginning of the NFL and college football seasons.