Yes, many of us are near a pool or at least grilling some steaks on the coals right now. (speaking in the USA, other nations can add some info) National holidays are determined by Congress or Presidential order? We take them as added pay, or a day off. They represent something more. Today, I have invited all my employees to bring some brew, bring something to cook on the grill, play water volleyball and to have some time to hang out at my home. It means the summer is gone, but Labor Day means them. They work hard for me and I want to give back to them. Other national holidays have more background. In other nations, Labor Day is May 1st, right? I am all in favor for September 11 being a National Holiday. I will close my business any and all September 11, but the USA is not all in favor for this day off. What do you think?