Knowing and Celebrating the American Labor Day

When you think of Labor Day, what do you think? One last vacation before the unofficial end of summer? Hitting the mall for the sales? Or the extra day off work to relax? Labor Day has been celebrated since the 1880’s. Labor Day in history is a dedication to American Labor workers. This day is a constant reminder of how labor conditions have revolutionized since early labor movements. The Central Labor Union held it’s first Labor Day on September 5. 1882. Since that point on, Labor Day has always been celebrated on the first weekend in September.
Over the years, the Labor Day holiday has revolutionized in its way of celebrations. Parades, speeches, and festivals are common ways to celebrate the American holiday. It is important to remember the history of Labor Day as we Americans celebrate this weekend. If you are celebrating your Labor Day weekend in Charlotte, there are many activities to participate in. The U.S. National White Water Center is hosting a Labor Day Celebration that includes and 5k & 10k race, corn hole tournaments, and concerts. There is also a Charlotte Labor Day Parade on the morning on Labor Day located downtown. The Town of Matthews is hosting an Alive Festival and Parade starting on Friday. This festival includes food, crafts, and lots of street vendors. Each night of the four-day celebration weekend will include a community concert.
As you can tell, there are plenty of ways to celebrate Labor Day throughout the Charlotte Region. But do not forget where Labor Day originated from and how we have grown as a country in the workforce!
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Happy Labor Day Everyone!

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