Featured Holidays

Labor Day ~ A Day of rest or a Day of Work

The Reason for Labor Day

For many of us, Labor Day means a day off or the last day of summer.    It is a day celebrated with parties, possible parades and athletic events.  It also is a day of great sales… White sales run rampant over Labor Day, it is the best time to buy new sheets and towels.

Labor Day is the first day of September and celebrated through United States and Canada.  Although in Canada it is called Labour Day.  It is a day set aside to pay tribute to the working women and men.  Labor day has been a national holiday since 1894.  The first day in September was chosen  by the American Worker’s Union as it is halfway between Independence Day and Thanksgiving.  New York had the first Labor Day Parade on September 5, 1882.  Many other countries have a day to celebrate workers and labor unions.  This day is May 1st .

Labor Day ~ Daily Dish Magazine

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This day has less significance then it once did, although maybe most people still remember that it is about labor.  Most think it as the last Hooray before summer ends and school starts.   Remember it also is the last time you can wear as you know ~

You can’t ” Wear White after Labor Day.”

Do you think it is a day/weekend of rest or a day of work?  The family is all at home, or you may be taking that last camping trip.  School often starts on Tuesday morning, it may be a weekend of getting all supplies and clothes ready.  Or is it a weekend that you sit back and chill and relax and enjoy those last few minutes of summer before you life gets busy again.  How do you celebrate Labor Day weekend?

Here are a few recipes if you plan to cook out this Labor Day from our last Foodie Friend Friday Linky Party

Labor Day Cookout Recipes

1.  Grilled Chicken Halves ~ Kitchen Dream

2. Grilled Mushroom Stuff Pork  Chops ~ Kitchen Dream

3.  Three Bean Baked Beans ~ In the Kitchen with Jenny

4.  Lasagna Burger ~ Jazzy Gourmet

5.   Italian Pasta Salad ~ Cooking with Curls

6.  Honey, Bourbon and Rootbeer Glazed Baby Back Ribs ~ Erica’s Recipes

7.  Homemade Grill Rub ~ Who  Needs A Cape

8.  Grilled Avocado Salad ~ Who Needs A Cape

Have a Wonderful Labor Day from all of us at the Daily Dish 

Sources:  Why do we celebrate Labor Day?, Dispelling the Myth

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Marlys @This and That

A Canadian transplant into USA with an African husband, you can see my adventures in internationally cooking over at This and That.

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