Fire Up the Grill!
August 31, 2010
It's that time of year--a time to gather some friends and family, take a day off from work, and enjoy the last sweet days of summer. Labor Day!
The first Labor Day was celebrated in 1882, says the US Department of Labor. It was a movement that began in New York City, and soon spread throughout the country as a way to appreciate how much the average worker contributes to the good of the nation. The holiday has also commemorated the end of summer and the start of the school year in places like the East Coast, where school doesn't start until after the Labor Day observance, giving rise to all those classic end-of-summer movies like The Flamingo Kid, Dirty Dancing, and Aquamarine.
For more about Labor Day (including history, practices, and barbeque tips), try the official USA website.
Me, I'm hosting a cookout. How will you celebrate Labor Day?