Labor Day began on September 5, 1882 with a worker’s march from City Hall to Union Square in New York City and was it was declared a federal holiday in 1894.
Celebrated with parades down main streets in cities all around the country followed by picnics, barbeques and speeches, Labor Day now symbolizes the end of summer and, especially in Virginia, the beginning of the school year. Virginia legislation known informally as The Kings Dominion Act officially requires most state schools to begin after the Monday holiday.
Sports fans recognize the weekend as the beginning of the NCAA season with theNFL beginning on Thursday
following Labor Day.
Race fans look for The Southern 500 NASCAR at Darlington Raceway and and the NHRA drag race finals atIndianapolis Raceway Park
Labor Day weekend.
And Labor Day is also the day wearing white has traditionally been retired for the season.
The Old Beach Art Market
season is in full swing
with weekly markets in September.
Come out tomorrow
and see these talented folks:
Pat Kimball/John Pohjola
Get your green on at
Old Beach Green Market
Old Beach Art and Green Markets will be
open weekly through September 29th!
Our next market is
SATURDAY, September 8, 2018