As the Labor Day holiday approaches we at GrassTex thought we could shed a little bit of light on the subject and provide a bit of history.
Labor Day as it is currently known, pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers. People felt they were spending too many hours and days at work.
This years Labor Day 2018 occurs on Monday, September 3 (Labor Day is traditionally observed on the first Monday in September).
The first governmental recognition of Labor Day came through municipal ordinances passed in 1885 and 1886. From these, a movement developed to secure state legislation. The first state bill was introduced into the New York legislature, but the first to become law was passed by Oregon on February 21, 1887. During 1887 four more states — Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York — created the Labor Day holiday by legislative enactment. By the end of the decade Connecticut, Nebraska, and Pennsylvania had followed suit.
For years people have associated Labor Day with the end of Summer and the start of the school year but it is much more than that. It’s about taking the time away from your job, to unplug and to relax.
GrassTex wants our customers to enjoy life and our products. So next time you need to relax consider installing synthetic turf in your lawn. We provide putting greens, landscaping and numerous other applications designed to make you relax and enjoy life.