What is Labor Day exactly? Labor Day is a marvelous day to celebrate the social and economic contribution of workers. Recognized in 1984, Labor Day was created after the Labor movement and celebrated on the first Monday of every September. This national holiday celebrates the prosperity, the achievements, and how great our country truly is with end-of-summer BBQ’s and family events.
So how about that rule that you can’t wear white after Labor Day? Way back when, when the holiday came about, people had various reasons on this so called “rule”. Back before there was air conditioning and swamp coolers, there was belief that the only way to stay cool in the summer time was by wearing white. Another myth of the rule was that wearing white before Labor Day showed economic status. Only wealthy people could afford to wear white in the summer, and then change their outfit preferences in the fall, summer and spring. Nowadays, the confusion of this rule has people questioning on whether or not this is still a valid regulation. What exactly qualifies as “after Labor Day”? Isn’t everyday technically after Labor Day? Maybe there is a reset button for when you can wear white again. Whatever the case, the rule seems more symbolic, and there are plenty of rule breakers out there that challenge the rule.
Whether you’re a rule breaker or a fashionista, a good BBQ isn’t complete without a great dish. Check out this healthy fruit recipe to be a show stopper no matter what color you wear to the party.