Traditionally, Labor Day ushers in Fall, and closes out Summer. This year, Labor Day is on September 3rd. The entire Labor Day weekend is full of parties with everyone jamming as much as possible to the close of another fantastic summer. However, Labor Day is more than parties, and at Hawaiian Pool Builders, we wanted to share the history behind it, and some fun ways to enjoy it since Labor Day 2018 is almost here.

Labor DayLabor Day in the United States is a public holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, laws and well-being of the country. It is recognized as a federal holiday.

According to one early history of Labor Day, the event originated in connection when a General Assembly of the Knights of Labor convened in New York City in September 1882. In connection with this clandestine Knights assembly, a public parade of various labor organizations was held on September 5 under the auspices of the Central Labor Union (CLU) of New York. Secretary of the CLU Matthew Maguire is credited for first proposing that a national Labor Day holiday subsequently be held on the first Monday of each September in the aftermath of this successful public demonstration.

The reason it’s considered the unofficial end of summer, is because traditionally, schools across the nation resumed classes around the weekend, some before, and some after. Either way, the three days gives families the opportunity for one last quick vacation.

In sports it marks the official return of NFL football, or used to – when the first game was played the Thursday after Labor Day. The NCAA teams usually play their first games that weekend, also.

Oh, and before we forget, put away your white clothing. White isn’t fashionable after Labor Day.

In Northwest Ohio, The Fulton County Fair is always the place to go. The entire family can find something that will satisfy them. Petting the animals, rides, cotton candy and music is always sure to please everyone from the youngest to the oldest.

Many towns and municipalities host parades throughout the weekend, be sure to check where you live and find one close by. Everybody loves a parade.

It’s also the weekend to hold your own end of the summer pool bash. At Hawaiian Pool Builders, our Pinterest Page is full of lots of ideas for grilling and relaxing.

If your in-ground swimming pool toys took a beating this year, stop by our retail store which is located right next to the showroom and grab some new ones. We are currently offering buy two and get one free on our toys. You’ll find other specials throughout the store, also. Above all, have a safe and enjoyable Labor Day 2018.  

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