MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - No doubt, you enjoyed a quieter morning without school, and for some, a day off of work. Labor Day is an annual event we celebrate here in the United States on the first Monday in September. The holiday was created in honor of the American worker, and to celebrate the Labor Movement.
More than 200 years ago, thousands of workers took the day off of work without pay, and participated in the very first Labor Day parade in New York City.
We have parades across the Gulf Coast on Labor Day. And, all kinds of other activities from picnics to barbeques to fundraisers take place on this holiday. We wanted to know what you are doing to celebrate the holiday, and we asked on our Fox 10 News Facebook page.
Cheryl Yeend told us she was "going to the beach as long as the weather cooperates." Susan Hershey Lackey shared that she was headed to "the Atlanta Motor Speedway". And, Edward Thomas was planning to do what some of us are doing on Labor Day -- "working".
Lots of great things going on this holiday. If you have the day off and if you are still looking for something to do, here are a couple ideas. First, if you have little ones at home and you are looking for something on theme to do, try making this vertical flag garland (spoonful.com/crafts/vertical-flag-garland). Super cute and easy to to.
If you are entertaining a houseful today, here are some ideas (spoonful.com/search?query=labor+day> - food ideas) you and your family can put together. Lots of tasty recipes on this list.
It's always nice to have a break from the business of school and work. It's also nice to help our children understand why we have the day off, and to make the day a little extra special.
Experts remind us to celebrate not just the good things in every day -- but, also the fun in days that are different. Our children will grow up with some wonderful memories!
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