"Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. " from DOL website
Our family tradition for Labor Day has historically included 2 things. First is attending the annual Rib Cook Off held in our city. It is basically mandatory. We love, love, love ribs and this is like a paradise. Our favorite has been Butch's, I even go so far as order cases of the sauce ordered from his website. Booth after booth of every flavor of ribs and sauce you can imagine. Yummmm.
The second is making homemade ice cream. From scratch. In my old family hand crank ice cream freezer. Around here, if you don't crank, you don't eat. Simple as that.
Whatever your plans for the long weekend, make it safe and relaxing! I am sooo looking forward to a few days off to have some fun!