Labor Day, celebrated the first Monday in September, has been a federal holiday since 1894. In the USA, Labor Day weekend is the last big vacation weekend of summer. For many, the holiday helps with the transition from the lazy days of summer to the busy school days of September. Our holiday is not usually as much about workers and trade and labor unions as is the May 1st celebration held in much of the world. Many people from Greensboro head to the beach; however, with Hurricane Earl threatening the coast, this weekend might be spent closer to home. The mountains around Asheville are an option this weekend. We think we'll stay in town and use some of our tomatoes to have our own little Tomatina Festival like they do in Spain, where people literally immerse themselves in tons and tons of ripe tomatoes. What are you doing?
Hope somebody in Spain posted about La Tomatina for Skywatch Friday!