Seven fun ways to spend the Labor Day long weekend
May 1, 2015
Labor Day has come around again this year and for many people that means a well-spent long weekend - and why not? Known as “Araw ng Manggagawa” in Filipino, it's a holiday celebrated in honor of the country’s workers, the entire labor sector, and hard-fought workers’ rights. In other words, it's a big thank you for all the work that you've done, that your family has done, and all the work that Filipinos all over the world have done. What do you do on such a well-deserved, guilt-free gift of a day? Here are a few ways to spend Labor Day weekend: 1. Stay-cation - Sometimes the best option is the simple one. This Labor Day there's no problem with staying at home or if your budget permits, a stay-cation of the fancy kind a.k.a a beautiful hotel in the metro. A stay-cation can you save time and wear-and-tear from going out-of-town via a long trip and nothing beats the comforts of being “home sweet home.” The best part is you can always load up on much-needed sleep, especially if you’ve been on the short end of it. 2. Visit the malls – Strike while the (sale) iron is hot. A number of malls have announced in advance upcoming Labor Day weekend sales. This could be the perfect time to stack up on new office wear or buy that polo shirt you’ve been raring to get your hands on. Hey, don’t you think it’s time to watch the Avengers battle Ultron if you still haven’t? 3. Work on a home improvement project – Due to your busy work schedule, you have probably had a home improvement project you’ve wanted to cross off the list but can’t find the time to work on. The Labor Day weekend says, “The time is now.” 4. Go on an out-of-town trip – And make it a group effort. Plus consider it as an appropriate answer to summer’s call to have a blast under the sun. Lots of exciting places await and are ready to heed your call for an adventure. 5. Attend a job fair – There are usually a handful of Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) – organized job fairs in the country at this time of the year. Both feature thousands of local and overseas employment job prospects. 6. Volunteer – Nothing speaks of time well spent than spending time and effort volunteering for a community that needs an extra hand of help and concern. Various volunteer organizations such as Hands on Manila and iVolunteer present activities and openings that can satisfy your volunteerism fix. 7. Prepare for the “Fight of the Century” – The long-awaited fight is happening this Sunday. Perhaps it’s a good idea to catch up on all the fight previews and hear what the experts have to say. And if you haven’t found a place where you can watch, this would be a good time to find one. Have an amazing and relaxing Labor Day weekend, everyone!