Monday, September 1st, 2014

Is Summer a State of Mind?


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I keep hearing people referring to Labor Day as being the last day of the summer. Technically, Fall doesn’t start until September 23rd, and that’s three full weeks plus one day away!

What do you think is unique about the time between Memorial Day and Labor Day that can’t be experienced at other times throughout the year?

Labor Day in the United States is a holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It is a celebration of the American labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of their country. – Per Wiki 

One thought on “Is Summer a State of Mind?

  1. Great question. I think much of it has to do with how our school/academic year is organized. School typically ends around Memorial Day (although that’s being upended more and more) and picks back up around Labor Day. Having that type of annual schedule for 14 years (nursery, primary, and secondary school) plus two to four more if you do anything post-high school, makes the idea of summer being between those two holidays kind of hard to shake. I’m 11 years out of college/university, and I still think the same way. As I’ve gotten older, I increasingly feel that school years should have much longer breaks (2-3 weeks) built in and a shorter summer break, because goodness knows my first few years in the working world were rough [!! :-) ], because my brain had been trained to think of June-August as no-work time.

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