Monday, September 5, 2016
Labor Day is a U.S. Federal holiday. It is celebrated on the first Monday in September. It is the Monday of the long weekend known as Labor Day Weekend and is considered the unofficial end of summer. Canada's Labour Day is also celebrated on the first Monday of September.
Labor Day is called the "unofficial end of summer" because it marks the end of the cultural summer season (summer officially ends at the September Equinox). Many autumn activities, such as school and sports, begin about this time.
In the United States, many school districts resume classes around the Labor Day holiday weekend. Most begin the week before, making Labor Day weekend the first three-day weekend of the school calendar, while others return the Tuesday following Labor Day, allowing families one final getaway before the school year begins. Some districts across the Midwest, those that rely heavily on tourist trade, opt to begin school after Labor Day.
The little old lady who lives in a shoe has looked forward to Labor Day all summer.
There was an old lady who lived in a shoe,
She had so many children she knew exactly what to do.
The day after Labor Day she sent them back to school.
I think we can all empathize with her.
because she definitely has a brood.
Materials used were an image from an old nursery rhyme book that I turned into a tape transfer. I colored the background with some of my handmade shimmering mist, but it doesn't scan well.
Thank you for visiting. I'm very grateful. I hope you'll join Bleubeard and me as we celebrate Labor Day and join us at Art Journal Journey where we're celebrating Back to School.
And because this entry also qualifies for Try it on Tuesday's children theme, I'm joining them, too.