Labor Day, according to Wikipedia......
Labor Day is a United States federal holiday that takes place on the first Monday of September.
The origins of the American Labor Day can be traced back to the Knights of Labor in the United States and a parade organized by them on September 5, 1882 in New York City. In 1884 another parade was held, and the Knights passed resolutions to make this an annual event. Other labor organizations (and there were many), but notably the affiliates of the International Workingmen's Association, many of whom were socialists or anarchists, favoured a May 1 holiday. With the event of Chicago's Haymarket riots in early May of 1886, president Grover Cleveland believed that a May 1 holiday could become an opportunity to commemorate the riots. Thus, fearing that it might strengthen the socialist movement, he quickly moved in 1887 to support the position of the Knights of Labor and their date for Labor Day.
So we celebrate here by doing a pre-fall clean up.....with Dear Husband slaving over the "Casa De Dust"
Rake out flower beds (all 4,700 sq, feet of them)
Pull weeds (out of above noted flower beds)
Sweep pine needles off of roof
Trim 18 holly bushes
Pressure Wash house
Pull up moss roses, and weeds from mail box
Plant gorgeous bright yellow mums at mail box
Rake front yard
Rake back yard
Pile 35 bags of lawn waste on the corner
Too think, he was to celebrate Labor Day by watching a parade and resting....
Thanks babe, it looks beautiful.