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Labor Day is Not Actually the End of Summer

Last Day of SummerFor many, the traditional end of summer is celebrated over Labor Day weekend, which is always the first Monday of September.  But according to our official calendar of seasons, the actual end of summer is the Fall Equinox that falls this year on Monday, September 23.

But for most of us, Labor Day weekend marks the end to summer vacations, trips to the local pool, summer camps, back yard barbeques, and taking advantage of those warm and lazy days of summer.

So to mark this occasion we thought we’d provide a few fun facts that you can toss out at some point during your weekend activities where, according to my extensive research, 40.6% of us will be barbecuing.

We Are Not All Outside
hamburger and hotdogs on a grillEven though many of us think of Labor Day as a time to be outside doing different activities like cookouts, picnics and one last weekend at the pool, there are many who are heading for the local Mall. Labor Day sales are second only to those on Black Friday.

We Love Our Beef
Labor Day ties with the Fourth of July as the second-most-popular day of the year on which to eat beef. Memorial Day is number one.  Overall Americans eat 13 billion hamburgers a year and between Memorial Day and Labor Day we consume 7 billion hot dogs.  That’s 818 per second or 22 per person!

Are You Sure?
Did you know watermelon is not a fruit, but a vegetable?  It’s a member of the cucumber family.  The largest watermelon on record weighed 268.8 pounds.

We Are On The Go
Family leaving on vacationHeading to see family, or off for that one last trip to the seashore, 25% of Americans plan to travel out of town this Labor Day weekend. An estimated 16.1 million people are expected to fly between Wednesday, Aug. 28 and Tuesday, Sept. 3.

Dressing for the Season
At one time it was not considered stylish to wear white after Labor Day.  During the warmer months wearing lighter colored clothing made practical sense. When temperatures turned cooler, white garments were not considered appropriate. Today with most buildings temperature controlled, this former standard does not apply.

Enjoy!
Regardless of how you are dressed, or what you eat, enjoy the last days of Summer 2019!

Wallethub has compiled a long list of interesting facts and data about Labor Day.  To view their website go to https://wallethub.com/blog/labor-day-fun-facts/23742/.

 

 

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