It’s Labour Day: take a break

Happy Labour Day! Well, Happy Labour Day to those in Canada and the US (okay, Happy Labor Day to you). If you’re from another country, you’re probably wondering what I’m talking about, since most of the world celebrates Labour Day in May.

Canada has celebrated Labour Day on the first day of Monday since the late 1800s. Although unions often have Labour Day picnics, most Canadians see today as the end of summer. It’s a great time to have a barbecue, day at the beach or last hurrah at the cottage.

Fortunately, since I live in beautiful British Columbia, today is hardly the last day of summer. The weather doesn’t really change here till early October. Still, today serves a reminder that winter is just around the corner.

I’m glad I’m self-employed, though. Every weekend can be a long weekend, if I like.