Why and How to Celebrate Labor Day

On the first Monday in September, many Americans look forward to having the day off from work. But, do you know what Labor Day is meant to celebrate? We will take a look at some of the history of this holiday and how to celebrate Labor Day, besides just having a barbecue.

Labor Day

Why Do We Celebrate?

In the late 1800s, many states designated the first Monday in September as a day to honor American workers. Monday was specifically chosen so that workers could potentially have a three-day weekend. On June 28, 1894, Congress officially established Labor Day as a national holiday.

How to Celebrate?

Many communities across the country host Labor Day celebrations that may include parades and festivals. If you really want to get into the true spirit of the holiday, you can try some of the following.

  • Look specifically for products produced in the United States.
  • Plan a trip to visit a local factory.
  • Give generous tips to any service workers you interact with.
  • Learn about the history and importance of labor laws here in America.
  • Make a goodie basket and take it to your local police or fire station.

Here at Rochester Hills Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, we hope you and your family have a fun and safe Labor Day weekend.

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Tips for Going to the DMV

If you own a car or have a driver’s license, you are going to have to go to the DMV at some point in your life. While this can be a dreaded task, there are a few things you can do to make going to the DMV more bearable. Here are a few tips.

DMV

Photo by Michael Ocampo

Do you actually need to go?

There may be a few tasks that do not require a physical trip. Check online or call to see if you can mail in your paperwork.

Get organized

Make sure you have all the required paperwork for your task. Depending on what you are doing, that could include your birth certificate, proof of address, vehicle title, etc.

Go during downtime

Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays are usually the busiest times at the DMV. Aim for the middle of the week and see if there is a less popular branch that could speed up your visit even more.

Stay occupied

Bring along a book or your headphones so you can listen to music or a podcast while you wait. Or you could simply enjoy the peace and quiet and do some people watching.

If you buy a new or used car here at Rochester Hills Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, we’ll take care of your temporary tags, so you can at least skip one trip to the DMV.