It's hard to believe, but Labor Day is here and that means the unofficial end of summer.
The kids go back to school in the , and fall is upon us as it arrives on Sept. 22.
A for the holiday, today, Labor Day is held on the first Monday in September each year. This federal holiday recognizes the contributions of America's 155 million workers.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the holiday: "constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country."
Oregon was the first state to make it a holiday in 1887. By the time it became a federal holiday in 1894, 30 states officially celebrated Labor Day.
Here's the list of what is open and closed in most states on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3:
- Retail Stores
- Convenience stores
- Gyms/Health Clubs
- Package stores
- Call ahead before heading to any of the above establishments to confirm they are open. Many retail stores or gyms/health clubs may be operating on a Sunday schedule or with limited hours.
- No Mail Delivery; all U.S post offices are closed
- Stock Market
- Federal Offices
- State Offices
- Newport Beach City Hall, and municipal offices