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18 Funny Labor Day Memes to Laugh Off the End-of-Summer Blues

The last weekend of summer doesn't have to be sad when you have memes like these.

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Labor Day memes to take the edge off the end of summer

Labor Day weekend can feel pretty bittersweet. On one hand, you get a fun long weekend with family and friends, maybe at the beach or at a barbecue. On the other hand, Labor Day weekend is the unofficial last weekend of summer. School will soon be back in full swing for the kids, work kicks up a notch for the remaining few months of the year, and the weather is about to start cooling down. Since this is a weekend of “lasts” for the year, it’s important to make the most of it.

Start with some laughs—specifically with funny memes about the weekend before reading some powerful Labor Day quotes. These Labor Day memes have you covered with jokes about everything from Labor Day sales to why you can’t wear white after Labor Day. The whole crew will find these memes hilarious, and they’ll hopefully add some lighthearted humor to the final days of summer.

Meme text: This just in: People are still confusing Labor Day with Memorial Dayrd.com, Getty Images

They’re different

Don’t be the person who confuses these holidays (including Veterans Day).

Meme text: Me celebrating all the working people by not workingrd.com, Getty Images

Do not disturb

We did it, guys! While you’re enjoying this time off, check out these vacation memes that’ll crack you up.

Meme text: Trying to enjoy this Labor Day and not think about how the next holiday is Thanksgivingrd.com, Getty Images

You’re kidding

Just three short months until another day off. Although we do have Halloween to look forward to.

Meme text: Last day to stain those white pants before you put them away for the seasonrd.com, Getty Images

Watch out for ketchup

Who came up with the rule about not wearing white pants after Labor Day anyway? (They are perfect for the 4th of July though.)

Meme text: Your coworkers when you show up to work in white after Labor Dayrd.com, Getty Images

Unless you’re this person

I can wear whatever I want—especially if I work from home.

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Long weekend, you say?

Best day ever. You should probably still throw up some Labor Day decorations though.

Meme text: Just a little more summer, pleaserd.com, Getty Images

It’s over already?

Just one more day! Don’t worry, we have more dog memes where this came from.

Meme text: Wait, we thought you said Labrador day?rd.com, Getty Images

A misunderstanding

Labor Day meme? Labrador meme? Easy mistake, and so wholesome.

Meme text: It’s September! Can we put the Christmas tree up now?rd.com, Getty Images

It’s almost time

It wouldn’t be completely unacceptable…Christmas isn’t that far away.

Meme text: me leaving the office to start the long weekendrd.com, Getty Images

I’m coming!

Please don’t contact me, especially if you’re on your way to the Labor Day furniture sales.

Meme text: Me leaving the office to start the long weekendrd.com, Getty Images

None of your business

Giving myself a much-needed refresh.

Meme text: So, what are you doing for the long weekend?rd.com, Getty Images

It’s almost spooky season

Only one more month!

Meme text: may your Labor Day contain no laborrd.com, Getty Images

Amen

None at all. Beginning that Friday, of course. 

Meme text: Did somebody say Labor Day sale?rd.com, Getty Images

Who doesn’t love a good discount?

If your kids aren’t whining about back-to-school shopping, is it truly Labor Day weekend?

Meme text: But I don’t want to go back to work!rd.com, Getty Images

Tuesday? Already?

Back to the office.

Meme text: Happy unofficial last day of summer and unofficial first day of not shaving your legsrd.com, Getty Images

A day of both firsts and lasts

Time to put away the razor for the season, but you can still relish these summer memes one last time.

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Let the long weekend commence

The party doesn’t stop till Tuesday.

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They deserve time off too

We appreciate you!

Now that you’ve laughed at these Labor Day memes, find out which restaurants and stores are open on Labor Day.

Emma Taubenfeld
Emma Taubenfeld is an assistant editor for Reader’s Digest who focuses on digital lifestyle topics such as memes, social media captions, pick-up lines, and cute pets. When she’s not working, you can find Emma reading corny young adult novels, creating carefully curated playlists, and figuring out how to spice up boxed mac and cheese.