Celebrating the working class since the 1880s, Labor Day has evolved from street side parades put on by labor unions to a weekend of backyard barbecues, beachside relaxation and a break from duties for some city staff.
While the very name labor summons visions of workers performing a series of arduous tasks, in reality Labor Day is all about kicking back in the spirit of a summer vacation by reveling in the very last shred of the warm, carefree season. As such, many places that usually run like clockwork will put to rest their cogs in a machine.
Read on to see where labor isn't (and is) taking place:
- The and will be closed Monday.
- In fact, all local government offices—including senior centers, schools and post offices, will shut their doors Monday for Labor Day.
- The Ticket Office will be closed on Monday.
- Additionally, all banks will also be closed Monday.
- , and will be open on Monday from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Neighborhood parks will be open from noon to 5 p.m.
- The Community Gymnasium at will be open on Monday from 1 to 9 p.m. and will be open from 6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. The will be open from 2 to 8 p.m. and the will be open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. for adult lap swim and from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. for recreational swim.
- Metro buses and trains in will continue to run throughout Los Angeles County, albeit on a Sunday schedule. However, nearly all Metrolink trains will shut down on Labor Day—only two roundtrip train on the Antelope Valley line will continue to operate between L.A. Union Station and Lancaster. Regular service will be restored Tuesday.
- There will be no trash pick up or street sweeping on Monday, Sept. 3, and schedules will be delayed by one day for the remainder of the week through Saturday, according to the city of Cerritos.
- will be open for holiday shoppers from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.