We all know that Labor Day is the unofficial end to summer. However, this year, this long-awaited weekend will look a little different than usual. Your annual vacation, party, or celebration may be on hold this year, which is a huge bummer. Nevertheless, we must keep in mind that this holiday has much more meaning than just a three-day weekend – it’s a commemoration of the American worker and our accomplishments throughout our nation’s short history.
At Johnson Search Group, we have the privilege of working with hundreds of candidates, job seekers, and partners across the country. We wanted to take a moment and thank you, the American worker, for all of your hard work and contributions to this great country. We are fortunate to help great people like you achieve your career goals and find new employers that allow you to utilize your unique talents. There are many distractions in our world right now, but please take a moment and reflect on the importance of this holiday. Today is about YOU, and we hope you have a fun and safe holiday weekend.
Fun activities to do this Labor Day Weekend
Due to everything going on right now, you may have to be a little creative with your Labor Day celebrations. While there won’t be any firework displays or huge parades, that doesn’t mean you can’t have a little fun and (safely) honor the American worker! Here are a few ideas if you are looking for some inspiration to celebrate the holiday this year.
Spend time outdoors
Spending some time outside is a great way to unplug and relax during this three-day weekend. Whether that’s going on a bike ride or taking a weekend-long camping trip, the outdoors is a great way to recharge your batteries and improve your mental health. This is especially true if you work from home right now and struggle to separate yourself from your work. And if you have a family, it’s a good activity for your kids, too!
Support local business
The American workers that are hurting the worst right now are local business owners. So, this year, try going out and supporting one of your favorite local businesses! Whether it’s a pub, restaurant, craft store, or something else, take a trip and show them some love. Even if you are just getting takeout from a local restaurant, it’s a great way to do something fun and support an American worker that may be struggling right now.
Visit a museum
Museums around the country are beginning to open back up with new guidelines. For example, Washington state is allowing museums to open back up with restrictions, and other states are following suit. Visiting your local museum is an inexpensive way to get out of the house and do something fun (and educational!).
Whatever you decide to do, we hope you have a fun and safe Labor Day weekend. And don’t forget that Labor Day’s true meaning is the celebration of YOU and all of your hard work.