Why You Deserve A Relaxing Labor Day Weekend

Everyone is very excited about a relaxing, 3-day holiday weekend, but have you ever stopped to wonder exactly why we get this break? Labor Day is on our calendar every year as a national holiday, but when, and why, did it become one? That subject came up here at Mexicali Blues, so we decided to do a little research This is what we found out.

What is Labor Day
Obviously, it's a holiday where a lot of people get the day off of work and school, but there's a reason that it became a holiday. It is meant to be a tribute to the many contributions that American workers make every day. The hard work that we put in "making a living" helps to make our country stronger, more prosperous, and a great place to call home. We know that you work hard, so you deserve a few special days to relax and feel good about that!  

The Creation of a National Holiday
The very first Labor Day was celebrated with a parade in New York City on September 5, 1882. This was not yet a national holiday, but rather the work of the Central Labor Union in that city. They did it again the following year, and began encouraging similar organizations in other cities to also celebrate this day for the "working man." By 1885, it was being observed by many industrial centers across the country. 

The state of New York was the first to introduce a bill to make Labor Day a holiday in their state, but Oregon made it a law in 1887 just before New York did. That same year, Colorado, Massachusetts, and New Jersey did the same. By 1894, 23 states had adopted Labor Day, so on June 28 of that same year, Congress passed an act making the 1st Monday in September of each year a legal holiday nationwide.  

Celebrate With Us
We are lucky enough to live in an area where many people decide to travel to spend their Labor Day holiday. There are tons of things to do and enjoy here in the lake area, and one of them should be a meal (or two!) at the best Mexican restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks. We'll be here serving up delicious food, incredible drinks, and the most amazing margaritas you've ever had the pleasure of tasting Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. 

We're closed on Mondays so don't wait until the end of your trip to come in and see us, but instead make Mexicali Blues one of your first stops. If you're lucky enough to get the chance to extend your holiday a few days into next week, or if you live in the area all the time, then by all means come in and see us later too! You can enjoy a taste of Mexico at the lake every Tuesday-Sunday beginning at 11:30 am, and once you've had a taste, we know you'll be back! 

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