Labor Day, which is always the Monday after the first weekend in September, is usually associated with the end of summer. Since it is traditionally a long weekend for workers, people often take the opportunity to take one last vacation before school starts. School sometimes resumes the day after Labor Day or sometimes a week or so earlier. Labor Day became a federal holiday in 1894 and, in those earlier years, there were often street parades or speeches celebrating contributions made by laborers in various industries.
Shopping is popular for many, over the long weekend, with stores putting summer or “back to school” clothing on sale.
By the way, that little image, top left, is a bubble blower necklace in sterling silver - nice for the end of summer, don't you think?
Have a great weekend, everyone.
I am Laura Teague, a metal smith, knitter and sewist living and working in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and traveling the western US whenever I can!