Labor Day has come to be celebrated by most Americans as the symbolic end of the summer. In high society, Labor Day is (or was) considered the last day of the year when it is fashionable for women to wear white.
In U.S. sports, Labor Day marks the beginning of the NFL and college football seasons. NCAA teams usually play their first games the week before Labor Day, with the NFL traditionally playing their first game the Thursday following Labor Day. The Southern 500 NASCAR auto race was held that day from 1950 to 1983 in Darlington, South Carolina. At Indianapolis, theNational Hot Rod Association hold their finals to the U.S. Nationals drag race.
In the U.S. most school districts that started summer vacation in early to mid-June will resume school near this day (while schools that had summer begin near Memorial Day will have already been in session for about 3 weeks).
Sadly, in Maine Labor Day does mark the end of summer, an all too short season here. With that in mind, folks make every effort to enjoy what may be the last of summer activity.
As for me, I’m wearing my white jeans one more time and making sure the black ones are ready for tomorrow. No matter where you are, here’s hoping you are enjoying your day.
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