Labor Day Weekend will look a little bit different in 2021. As always, on the first Monday in September, many get the day off to grill and enjoy some leisure on bicycle, in parks, swimming, at sunflower fields or visiting Richmond’s attractions or museums. Some of our traditional events like parades in Richmond have been canceled. During the legal holiday banks and public buildings are closed.
Traditionally, Labor Day celebrates the end of summer and looks forward to back to school. This year, things are a tad different and some school systems will already have begun. You can still make a list of school supplies, organize your child’s desk and plan (home) school lunches. For summer’s last hurrah at home. Be sure to grill. If hot dogs are on the menu, set out the relish, mustard, potato salad, watermelon, lemonade, paper plates, ice cubes, popsicles and brownies. To make it festive, put out lawn games like corn hole, badminton, bocci, croquet or just toss a football with those to whom you are closest. Tell stories after dark.
This is such an unprecedented time for many workers, and warrants reflection on the history of labor in Virginia as we rethink work, as many of us are staying home, are considered essential workers or have lost work. Take the time to read about labor in Virginia during the 20th Century from the Encyclopedia Virginia for an interesting reflection on how the past may connect to the present. You can also read a blog from The Valentine museum on explores the moment in 1885 when Richmond’s Black and white workers joined forces to exert political pressure as one.
We’ll be keeping track of some events that are taking place, as well as some other great ideas for things to do. When we hear for sure that an event is canceled, we’ll share that information too. Keep Checking Back for More Events all Labor Day Weekend Around Richmond:
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Looking for even more Labor Day Weekend events? Scroll down for our complete calendar of free and cheap events from Friday, September 3rd, to Monday, September 6th, 2021.
Monday, September 6, 2021
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