Holiday Greetings: Have a Happy and Safe Labor Day Weekend
Holiday greetings from the team at Brodhagen Dental Care! We wish you a happy and safe holiday for the Labor Day weekend.
Over the years, Labor Day has come to be seen as the last long weekend for summer festivities. Most people will organize that last trip to the cottage, a family picnic or outdoor barbeque with friends to bid farewell to summer. As you enjoy the weekend with family and friends, spare a thought for your teeth which will have plenty of sugary and acidic foods and drinks to deal with. It is a good idea to drink as much water as possible to reduce the growth of bacteria and plaque. Be extra diligent about brushing and flossing to minimize the damaging effects of these holiday treats.
As we remember the real reason for the holiday, i.e. the workers all across North America who contributed to making our country prosperous, let us take a quick look at how this tradition came about.
Here are some quick facts about the emergence of the holiday according to the US Department of Labor:
- Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement.
- The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union.
- In 1884, the first Monday in September was selected as the holiday and the Central Labor Union urged similar organizations in other cities to celebrate a “workingmen’s holiday” on that date.
- The observance and celebration of Labor Day was outlined in the first proposal of the holiday — a street parade of trade and labor organizations of the community, followed by a festival for the recreation and amusement of the workers and their families. This soon became the pattern for Labor Day festivities.
Watch this video to learn more about the origins of Labor Day.
Schedule dental visits either before or after Labor Day to ensure your teeth, gums and mouth are in good health as the winter approaches. Take the time to check on your dental health by visiting a dentist for a routine exam.