It might be hard to believe, but summer is slowly coming to an end – which means that Labor Day is just around the corner. Labor Day takes place on Monday, September 7th this year, symbolizing the end of summer for many Americans. Read on for some ideas for how to celebrate Labor Day safely at home.
How to Celebrate Labor Day
Have a Staycation
You don’t need to plan a week-long beach getaway to get some R&R this Labor Day weekend. You may not be able to travel this year, but the holiday is still a great excuse to take it easy. Turn your vacation into a “staycation” by exploring safe, socially distanced attractions near you – like heading to a body of water or local park for a stroll, for example. You can also dedicate the weekend to spending time with loved ones in your immediate circle, by organizing an outdoor barbecue or a small party. Either way, Labor Day can still feel like a special occasion from the comfort of your home. Plus, you’ll save money by staying home.
A three-day weekend is a great opportunity to relax and unwind. Chances are, you won’t want to head to the local spa – but you can still pamper yourself from home. Turn your bathroom into an aromatherapy spa by drawing a warm bath with calming essential oils like chamomile or lavender oil. You might also consider tossing in some bath salts or sipping a tasty glass of wine. When you’re good and relaxed, give yourself permission to catch up on TV or movies, or curl up on the couch and read a few best-sellers on your reading list. Remember: It’s all about taking it easy.
Try a New Recipe
Whether you’re organizing an outdoor barbecue or cooking for one, try a new late-summer recipe this Labor Day. Send summer off in style with a homemade feast including everything from classic cheeseburgers to crunchy coleslaw. There are lots of recipes you can try – grill or no grill. And if you plan accordingly, you’ll have leftovers to enjoy for a few days after.
Snag Some Great Deals
As summer draws to a close, you can expect to find steep discounts on seasonal end-of-summer items at your favorite online shopping destinations. Browse the internet’s Labor Day sales for the best prices on grills, patio furniture, summer clothing, and more. If you’re not sure where to start, there are several online guides for sales at major retailers like Home Depot, Lowe’s, and Best Buy. You can also flip through newspaper ads to get first dibs on sales from stores like Target and Wal-Mart. Either way, you’ll be able to score the best deals from the comfort of your couch.
Labor Day weekend might look a little different this year. Fortunately, there are still lots of ways you can relax and unwind in honor of the holiday. Connect with loved ones, plan a staycation, or shop the sales from the comfort of your couch. Either way, you’re sure to feel refreshed after a long weekend.
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