Labor Day began as an observance founded by one of two men, Matthew or Peter McGuire. Although the sources of this holiday cannot be accurately pinpointed, researchers are certain that one of the two founded this tradition.
As many families celebrate this holiday weekend as the end of the summer season, we reflect on why this holiday was established. In the hussle and bussle of work (which can sometimes lead to spending quite a few more hours per day with your work "family" than your own family) it is easy to get caught up making yourself available to others more than you make yourself available to Him and your family.
So while this holiday was named Labor Day as a way to celebrate those that labor, let us also think of this day as Family Day in which we get to celebrate being more deliberately available to Him and our families.
To learn more about this holiday, click here for the US Department of Labor.