Happy Labor Day! This holiday is short on obligations — no special meals, gifts or observations required — and long on relaxation, grilling and fun.
Libraries, banks, municipal offices and post offices are closed. Most Monday municipal meetings are shifted to Tuesday.Shops, restaurants, liquor stores and other businesses are open at the management's discretion: Call before you go. You can find phone numbers by searching our Businesses section.
Public beaches are open, though the forecast is for less-than-perfect beach weather with scattered thundershowers and a 50 percent chance of rain, temperatures in the mid to upper 70s.
Do you know of any Falmouth businesses that are open, closed or operating on a holiday schedule for Labor Day? Tell us in the comments.
The first Monday in September, known better as Labor Day, is a federal holiday that celebrates the American labor movement and the "social and economic achievements of American workers," according to the U.S. Department of Labor website.Today is the 131st time Labor Day has been celebrated in the United States, with the first holiday marked by the Central Labor Union on Sept. 5, 1882, in New York City, according to the USDL website.
Becca Manning contributed to this report.