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  • The decision to celebrate Labor Day at the beginning of fall had a pragmatic reason.

    In the late 19th century there were no official holidays between Independence Day in July and Thanksgiving Day in November. So one extra paid day off right in the middle of this five-month period looked like a very good, humane idea to pay tribute to the labor of workers all around the country.

    On the other hand, the first week of September is a perfect time to get outdoors and enjoy the last touches of summer warmth on our shoulders breathing in the aromas of early fall.

    This year we are going to observe the official part of Labor Day on September 2, on Monday. But why not start a bit earlier to pick some nice bargains in the holiday sales, and get ready for a gourmet picnic?