What does Labor Day mean?

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Friday, 04 October 2013 14:17

What does Labor Day mean?

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Have you ever stopped to think about the meaning behind the Labor Day holiday? Embarrassingly, I must admit that I hadn’t really given it much thought. So today, while pondering what to write about, I realized that the Labor Day holiday is soon approaching. Thanks to my good friends at Wikipedia, I now know the true meaning behind Labor day. Here is what they had to say:

Labor Day is an American federal holiday observed on the first Monday in September (September 3 in 2012) that celebrates the economic and social contributions of workers.

Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers. It also symbolizes the end of summer for many Americans, and is celebrated with parties, parades and athletic events.

Working at Bear Creek has transformed how I think about the ending of summer and this holiday. Aside from finalizing promotions for all of our upcoming fall festivals and events, in the marketing office, we have been in what I lovingly refer to as ‘Winter Mode” for the past two months. We are diligently getting things ready for the ski season; whether it be gathering new materials for our brochures and sending them to print, developing winter promotions and campaigns and deciding how and what advertising we will be working on. The end of summer, to me, means that we only have a few short months until the winter season.. it’s almost crunch time!

My plans yet to be determined but I’ll definitely take a moment to think about the contributions and achievements of our country’s workers this weekend. So my question is, how will you be celebrating this weekend? Whatever it may be, enjoy!


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