Labor Day has been a national holiday since 1894. It all began right here in Chicago with the strike by the American Railway Union at the Pullman Co.  After several innocent workers were killed President Grover Cleveland intervened and signed a law designating the first Monday in September, Labor Day. Labor Day is a day to honor the working people during the labor movement.

Nowadays for most people Labor Day marks the end of summer and the start of another school year. Families and friends gather together to enjoy a day off, partaking in final summer outdoor activities before the weather cools down.

If you’re looking for something to do here are some events going on in Chicago:

Taste of Polonia
8th Annual Pullman Labor Day Bike Ride
Bangers & Lace Hot Dog Eating Contest
Red Door Pig Roast
Enjoy the Chicago Beaches before they close

Whatever your plans are this weekend we at 1st Advantage Mortgage wish you a safe and relaxing Labor Day!