The first Monday in September, annually, is observed in the USA as Labor Day. The holiday was originally a salute to the many laborers who worked in factories or other manual labor jobs. It has since expanded to include every worker – “blue collar,” “white collar,” agricultural, industrial, service, educational, clerical, – and everything in between. It is a time to pause, enjoy a day free from working and to celebrate the “fruits” of their efforts.
The holiday is also seen by many persons in this country as the unofficial end of the summer season. Even though the season ends in a very few weeks, for many the summer is over with this final “warm weather” observance. Now is the time for everyone to put the time for “outdoor play” behind them and to focus their attention on getting the job done in time for the approaching winter season.
This particular USA holiday has evolved into what many consider a final beach excursion for the season. The labor day aspect of the occasion has, for the most part, fallen from public acknowledgement. However, for those of us who are bare practitioners (naturists or nudists), I often wonder: What if the trades union people all demanded clothes free workplaces? I imagine the results may surprise everyone!
Happy Labor Day, USA!