Why do we celebrate Labor Day? People look forward to Labor Day each year because it is a long weekend. However, there is a lot more to Labor day then a 3 day weekend with fun parties and barbecues. It is a day to represent and show respect to the American Labor Movement. There is a lot to know about Labor day.
What exactly is the American Labor Movement? This was a time in the 1930s when Americans were fed up with being overworked, underpaid, and with little time off. There was little to no safety in high risk jobs. The American people wanted to have protections so they fought for their rights. During this time there were labor laws passed. Many unions were organized that protected their workers. People gained workplace rights. They started getting wages that were more fair. The working hours became more reasonable, they instituted the weekend. Working conditions also improved. Basically this was the time that we gained all the rights that we know and love as working Americans today.
Many people lost their lives fighting for these rights so know we celebrate their bravery and dedication to the American working people. This is why we celebrate and honor those people every Labor day. So when you are enjoying your extra day off take a moment of silence to really appreciate what they did for us all.
There are some great ways to Celebrate Labor Day in our area on September 2.
Blues on the Willamette
Monday, September 2, 2019 – 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Join Arcane Cellars in Salem for BLUES ON THE WILLAMETTE Labor Day weekend – three days of great wine, classic blues, artisan vendors and food. Afternoon concerts are from 1 to 4 daily and feature regionally known blues artists – Bottleneck Blues Band performs Saturday, King Louie with LaRhonda Steele on Sunday, and Ty Curtis on Monday.
Arcane Cellars Winery
22350 Magness Rd NW
Salem, OR 97304
Oregon State Fair
So many new and different attractions to make the Oregon State Fair more fun than ever. Some of us get goose bumps just thinking about it! Because the fact is, you just can’t beat this fine fair when it comes to end-of-the summer fun. Come see for yourself! Tickets are $6-$8.
Oregon State Fairgrounds
2330 17th Street NE
Salem, OR 97301
Stock up for Labor Day at our Garage Sale! Discounts on all things Rogue including cases, kegs and Rogue swag! Join us on Saturday or Sunday for a Hop Harvest Tour while you’re here! Food, Ales, and lawn games at the tasting room as well!
3590 Wigrich Rd Ne
Independence, OR 97351
Red Hawk Labor Day Weekend Festival
Join us for wine & barrel tasting, delicious food, live music & our incredible view! We will be serving our popular tri-tip sandwiches, homemade sausage, smoked salmon pate, cheese & more! Meet the winemaker, sample our current selection of wines and barrel taste a future release. All included with a $15 tasting fee. Best deal in town! Special wine discounts during the festival!
Redhawk Vineyard & Winery
2995 Michigan City Ln NW
Salem, OR 97304
We hope that you have a great Labor Day!