by Kristen Bagwell
What does Labor Day mean to you? When I was growing up, it was the beginning of the school year and the end of the summer. For the fashion-conscious, it used to be the last day to wear your white pants and shoes, although I'm told that rule has gone by the wayside. Pools have their final parties of the season, malls have sales, rates for beach rentals go down the day after. But how did Labor Day start?
Today, Labor Day is the unofficial-official beginning of the NFL and college football seasons, and used to kick off NASCAR as well. (In Indianapolis, the National Hot Rod Association holds their finals for the national drag race.) We celebrate with parties, picnics, and the occasional local parade.
What are your plans to celebrate Labor Day? Do you have any special traditions with your family?