Many people celebrate Labor Day ever year without really knowing what the day signifies or where the holiday came from. Labor Day has just become a day for people to have off work and cook out, before the leaves turn and the weather gets colder. In reality, Labor Day is a very important American holiday and it should be remembered for what it actually celebrates.
Labor Day History
The holiday is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It was first recognized by the local governments through municipal ordinances passed in 1885 and 1886. After the municipal ordinance passed, several states passed legislature to recognize Labor Day, and in 1894, 23 states had made Labor Day a legal holiday. In June of that year, Congress made Labor Day a legal holiday in the District of Columbia and the territories.
Labor Day Today
While many people forget what Labor Day is all about, some people, organizations, and companies take Labor Day seriously. The United States Department of Labor says that 2014 has been a year of action, and vows to continue making the workplace a more pleasant and productive place for workers and companies.
Ways to Celebrate
Many different organizations and companies are having special Labor Day events for their workers and the general public. Doing Indy has a list of Labor Day events. If you aren’t interested in celebrating with the community, or want to have a more intimate Labor Day celebration with friends and family, have a cookout, go for a fun drive with the family, or simply enjoy your day off in front of the TV.
Hubler’s Labor Day Celebration
The holidays are always when you’ll find the best deals on cars, and Labor Day is no different. If you’re in need of a new car, use your day off work to get the lowdown on all the new and used Hubler vehicles. If a new car isn’t in the works, at least come on out to Brad’s Carwash and get you’re end-of-summer wash, or sign up for our unlimited monthly car washes for only $20 dollars a month!