People have been working to get by since practically forever. Beginning with the Industrial Age, working environments got even busier, scarier, and unhealthier. People as young as 5 worked 7 days a week, sometimes 18 hours a day. Until one day, people decided they had had enough. On September 5, 1882, 10,000 workers stood up from their machines, took unpaid leave and marched from City Hall to Union Square in NYC in what is now remembered as the first Labor Day parade in US history. The idea caught on, and Labor Day was soon observed throughout all of the US on the first Monday in September.
Today we celebrate Labor Day as an end to Summer with barbecues, family get togethers, and soaking up the remainder of that beautiful sunshine. There are many different themes you can use to create a memorable Labor Day party, but here are a few to get your inner wheels turning: