Today is Labor Day! On the first Monday of September, the United States celebrates the contributions American workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. It is also a bittersweet time in Myrtle Beach when we say goodbye to our many tourists but hello to our fall festivals and our fall migration of shaggers.
According to history, in 1882, New York City held the first “workingman’s holiday,” complete with a parade of 10,000 workers. Over the next few years, Labor Day celebrations spread across the country. In 1894, Congress passed an act that made Labor Day an official national holiday.
Today, we view it as the unofficial end to summer. In some parts of the country, children that haven’t gone back to school yet are preparing for their first day, primarily in the northeast. Here in the Grand Strand, our children have already begun and had a nice 3 day vacation. So enjoy your day with friends and family. Have a cook out, enjoy some relaxation at the beach or a park. It is also time for us to get ready for some football!