Labor Day is one of those holidays where the meaning has been lost over the years. It is the traditional end of summer and a day for backyard barbecues with friends and family. But is was originally created as a day to honor the American worker. That's something we try to do every day at USA Love List when we celebrate the very best of what's made in the USA. Here are seven more ways to celebrate Labor Day now and into autumn.
7 Ways to Celebrate Labor Day Mindfully
- Plan a fall day trip to a farm or a factory tour.
- Look ahead to the gifts you need to buy and seek out American-made.
- Bake a batch of cookies and drop them at your local police or fire station.
- Explain to a child why we celebrate Labor Day.
- Buy your pet some treats made in the USA.
- Go to the mall or through your own home on a “Made in USA” label-reading mission
- And of course, have a BBQ and RELAX!!
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It’s great to remember that Labor Day was created as a day to honor the American worker. I am not sure the kids even learn that in school anymore!
These are good ideas. I think people have gotten more mindful about certain special days, but not as much about Labor Day. We want to be mindful about people working in USA, celebrate it, and be thankful for the people laboring faithfully in all kinds of jobs.
I know some people might say why do we treat Labor Day as just a ‘BBQ’ day instead of celebrating it in a more serious way, but it seems to me that buying products for a BBQ or party is supporting American workers who produced those items. Labor Day seems a great day to celebrate that way.
Labor Day is the perfect time to focus on buying American. I like the idea of dong some shopping for gifts now. I had no idea how easy it was to shop in the USA. It used to be very difficult, now it looks like there are way more companies out there; or maybe its just easier to find, thanks to you!
I really like the idea of taking food to the community or helping feed the hungry at a soup kitchen… This day is to remind us of how important community is in the USA and we need to ensure we thrive as a country for years to come.
Museum of Industry in Baltimore is super cool. The blacksmith was more than willing to chat for hours… if that’s your thing, but learning about how things originated in the labor force was quite the experience.
Nice to know I am not the only one already thinking about Christmas 🙂
Labor day is a holiday that my entire family does as a group. We all grill and play outdoor games. It is the last extravaganza of the summer. I love your ideas, especially the “Bake a batch of cookies and drop them at your local police or fire station”. I am going to add this to our plan for the weekend.
Thank you, I really do read labels , it is important to me that what I purchase is made in the USA! Summer was hot looking forward to my very favorite season Autumn. Hope it stays around for a while.
Great tips and important reminders, thank you for posting.
Love your ideas, but I’m not quite ready to say goodbye to summer yet. Just a few more days, please.