The long Labor Day weekend is just around the corner. With the Covid pandemic, some of the things you might normally do – like get away for a few days or throw a big party – are off the table. But guess what? You can play paintball at all of our locations!
Here at Cousins, we are making sure that you can play paintball safely by maintaining strong social-distancing guidelines. So, if you are looking for something fun to do with the family or with friends, why don’t you think about getting some fresh air and enjoying a game of paintball on Long Island, playing paintball in NYC or NJ. You can also play on the best paintball fields in Dallas.
The Labor Day Holiday
While you are making your way to the paintball location of your choice, you might want to engage your friends in some friendly Labor Day trivia.
According to the U.S Department of Labor:
- The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union.
- It only took a couple more years for Labor Day to be made a national holiday. On June 28, 1894, President Grover Cleveland signed a law making the first Monday in September of each year a national holiday.
- Original the holiday was celebrated with a street parade intended to exhibit “the strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations” of the community. After the parade, a festival was usually put on for the recreation and amusement of the workers and their families.
- The first change to that pattern came when prominent people began giving speeches, putting more emphasis on the economic and civic importance of the labor the holiday celebrates.
- In 1909, the American Federation of Labor declared the Sunday before Labor Day to be Labor Sunday – there weren’t any sales or special discounts at the stores, it was dedicated to the spiritual and educational aspects of the labor movement.