The first U.S. Labor Day was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City, planned by the Central Labor Union.
It's that time of the year where you can dedicate time to your family and plan outings and fun times before the hectic schedule begins. Labor Day is around the corner, and it is the perfect time to enjoy the best of summer before it ends. Best understood, Labor Day weekend is the perfect time to take out your barbecue.
The long weekend that awaits you can be spent in dedication to your family. Get together, have some fun, indulge in activities that will pull you a bit closer to your loved ones, and let go of all that worries you. This weekend is sure going to be so much fun when the whole family reunites and enjoys three days of sheer bliss.
From short weekend getaways to hosting crazy parties, we have something for each of you, for this Labor Day weekend. Let the fun begin.
Challenge Yourself with Games
With hectic and sedentary lifestyles taking up most of our waking life, we hardly have the time to go out and enjoy the outdoors. This weekend, seize the opportunity to indulge in a game of soccer or baseball.
Be Amused at the Amusement Park
Nothing beats stress like a good bout of screaming on a roller coaster ride.
You can take out your frustrations, tension, and every sign of stress by literally letting your hair down. Ensure that you do not have a heart condition though, when riding these rides and screaming your guts out.
Do the Peter Panda Dance
Put on your dancing shoes and party hats, and jive to the beat. With everyone in a party mood, you can convert your own backyard into a cool dance floor. You can further put up party tents and set the mood for friends to join you.
A Hiking We Will Go
Get out your mountain bikes, load the camper van, and begin your fabulous trip to the wild outdoors. Drive through rough terrain or simply conduct a hike to the nearest mountain, and mesmerize yourself with the beauty of nature.
The New Age Superstars
What's that one thing that keeps you together? If it is music that your family enjoys the most, get out your musical instruments and do a gig. Invite family and friends over for a weekend of live music, free entertainment, and yes, lots of good times.
Go Out in the Wild
In love with wild animals? Experience the wild, up close and personal by venturing out on a safari. You would have to make prior booking with a guide for this activity though. If not a safari, you can simply take the kids out to a zoo or wildlife sanctuary.
Indulge in Extreme Sports
What is life without a hint of the unknown? This weekend, plan to indulge in some extreme sports, and enjoy the thrill that life has to provide you. You will get back refreshed, and ready to take on the world after a bout of bungee jumping, skydiving, or water sports.
Smile! You Are on Candid Camera
Don't we all like some media attention? Okay, you do not need a cameraman and his crew following every moment of your lives, but a little extra attention is worth it.
Get out your video camera or camcorders and shoot your family members as they make their way through the day. Make a home production by following the members around, and then sit together and edit it to your liking. This is sure to get everyone in the house involved in the fun activity.
Soar Like Kites
Here's what you do―involve your kids in making kites. Then head outdoors or to the beach, and have a kite flying competition. You can even have a treasure hunt while at home or at the beach with your family.
If you have a home theater system, you do not even have to head to the theaters to catch up on the latest blockbusters. Simply make yourself comfortable, pop the corn, and watch your favorite movies with your family.
Cook Fresh Mushrooms
Hectic schedule and never-ending work demands make us lazy, and more often than not, we forget our basic skills of hunting and searching. Take a day out in the woods, and allow yourself to experience life at the rudimentary level.
Go mushroom hunting, fishing, and herb hunting. Before you do go out though, it is better if you learn to discern the edible and non-poisonous mushrooms to avoid any health hazards. Cook yourself a meal out in the woods with the fish and mushrooms, and treat yourself to something that's out of the ordinary.
Camp Under the Open Sky
Summers are the perfect time for you and your family to go on a camping trip together. You get to enjoy a scenic view, boast of a night under the stars, and some quality time away from pesky gadgets that keep us engrossed.
Forget Being Civilized
Imagine life without the comforts of a warm bed and a gadget-lined wall. All you need to do is get out of home and drive to a place that doesn't have all the comforts that you enjoy. Rent a shack, and make it a weekend of modest living.
Volunteer or Organize a Charity Event
Set an example for your kids by participating in a charity event. Donate clothes, collect recyclables, conduct an auction, or simply organize a fete in your locale and donate the cash to the needy.