On September 4, many Americans will have the day off from school and work. That is because it will be Labor Day. At present, Labor Day is considered the end of the summer, and people celebrate with cookouts and relaxation. While those activities are not bad ways to enjoy the holiday, do you know why we celebrate Labor Day?
No one really knows for sure where the idea for Labor Day got started, but, in the late 1800s, many states set aside the first Monday in September as a day to celebrate American workers and all that they do to contribute to society. Labor Day became an official national holiday on June 29, 1894.
There are Labor Day celebrations across the country, with many cities hosting parades, festivals, and even fireworks. If you have the day off and want to try to celebrate the true meaning of the holiday, here are a few ideas.
- Bake some goodies for your local fire or police station.
- Buy locally produced goods.
- Plan a tour through a local factory.
- Learn more about the history of labor laws and unions.
Here at Hardin County Honda, we want to wish all Americans a happy Labor Day, and we hope you have a safe and enjoyable weekend.
At Hardin County Honda, we’re fortunate to be so close to many beautiful, natural wonders. One such location is Mammoth Cave National Park, located south on I-65. Legend has it that this vast cave system was discovered when one of two European brothers came upon it by accident when hunting. It was either John or Francis Houchin (it is unknown which brother) that followed a wounded bear into one of the cave’s openings where one of them first laid eyes on this extraordinary structure.
When you’re picturing Mammoth Cave, don’t take the word “mammoth” lightly; this is the world’s longest known cave, extending for over 400 miles! That being said, Mammoth Cave offers more than just a small glimpse of strange, otherworldly, underground ecosystems. Visitors can take one of several different types of tours of the cavern, including the Historic Tour, the Frozen Niagara Tour, the Discovery Tour, and more. Some tours will even turn out the lights so that you can experience total darkness and silence underground.
When you’re done exploring the underground chambers, you can set up camp at one of the Mammoth Cave campsites, rent one of the nearby cabins, or stay the night in the quirky teepee motel, Wigwam Village Inn #2, in Cave City. On your way out, be sure to explore some of the quirky shops and roadside attractions that surround this truly unique area.