Monday, September 3, 2012

Back to Labor Day

Today marks Labor Day, a day observed as a holiday here in the US (although you might ask all those who have to work today how they feel about that).  However, for those in the various fields of education, today might better be referred to as Back to Labor Day--the last "free" day before schools begin. Some schools have already begun, but those that haven't will all be up and running this week.

And if schools are starting, can yom tov be far behind?  Time to put away those lazy, hazy days of summer and start planning for the weeks ahead.  Time not only to have school supplies handy but also all those items you might need for yom tov meals and observance.  Time to be thinking about menus and cooking and who will be invited to various meals.  The supermarket chains in our area already last week had Rosh Hashanah items advertised and on sale.

The weather in our area is making it easier to sit at a desk and plan--rainy, mega humid and so not bbq weather.  However you are going to be spending today, I hope it will be an enjoyable end to summer.  And to really get ahead of things, please note that next year Rosh Hashanah will be on Labor Day.


frum single female said...

wow! i didnt realize that rosh hashanah will be on labor day next year!

Abba said...

"And to really get ahead of things, please note that next year Rosh Hashanah will be on Labor Day"

are you sure about that? i think it's on a thurs-fri (perhaps right before labor day weekend)

ProfK said...

Okay Abba, let me amend that. Rosh Hashanah in 2013 will be attached to Labor Day weekend, beginning Wed. night, Sept. 4 and going straight into the Shabbos of Labor Day weekend. To be super exact, Rosh Hashanah will come before Labor Day, an exceedingly rare occurence.

tesyaa said...

You're mistaken about the timing of Labor Day in 2013:

unless Rosh Hashana has somehow migrated to August :)

ProfK said...

Sheesh, I need to take my own advice and not assume that any website, no matter how "authoritative," is necessarily correct. The site I originally took the information from had Rosh Hashanah scheduled as I originally reported. Sent them an email about their error after reading Tesyaa's comment. The site is now being corrected.

So okay, Rosh Hashanah for 2013 will fall two days after Labor Day, beginning the Wednesday night after Labor Day. As originally reported, this is a rare occurence.