Soap stars share Labor Day photo celebrations, holiday messages image

The time of year that's often considered the unofficial end of summer.

Many took a breather from their everyday lives to celebrate today's Monday September 4 holiday with family and friends, making the best of their last official summer holiday weekend. Though Days of our Lives and General Hospital were pre-empted on Labor Day, “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “The Young and the Restless” aired episodes as normal. Soaps.com enjoyed watching various daytime actors share their holiday celebrations via social media throughout the day and wanted to pass along some of the fun moments from their time away from the ABC, CBS and NBC studios.

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“All My Children's” (mother/daughter team Erica and Bianca) Susan Lucci began celebrating the holiday early, relaxing with her two handsome ‘Hs’ - her husband Helmut Huber and their sleepy dog Higgins, while Eden Riegel enjoyed a refreshing beverage.

“The Bold and the Beautiful’s” Jennifer Finnigan (ex-Bridget) shared a gorgeous sunset photo, Kelly Kruger (Eva) was happy to wake up and realize Monday was still the weekend and Ian Buchanan (Dr. Warwick) posted a brilliant splash of yellow.

“Days of our Lives’” Ron Carlivati (head writer) donned a Storm Trooper mask for the holiday, which he spent in Cape Cod, Alison Sweeney and her kids of her kids playing a game and Molly Burnett (ex-Melanie) got dressed up for the occasion as well. Jen Lilley (Theresa) reminded fans to watch her and Ryan Paevey in Hallmark’s Harvest Love this month and True O'Brien (ex-Paige) spotted an excited pup.

“General Hospital” wished their fans a happy holiday with Nicolas Bechtel (Spencer) dressed patriotically, Ashley Jones (Parker) battled it out for ‘best hat’ and Brytni Sarpy (Valerie) relaxed in a hammock. James Patrick Stuart (Valentin) expressed what he's deeply grateful for and Risa Dorken (Amy) was glad to have a three-day weekend. Sonya Eddy (Epiphany) celebrated the start of her vacation while Vinessa Antoine (Jordan) and Finola Hughes (Anna) wished everyone a happy holiday.

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“The Young and the Restless” actor who plays Jordan, Darnell Kirkwood married Danielle Premone over the Labor Day weekend and Chris McKenna (ex-Detective Harding) enjoyed a glass of wine with his mom. Max Ehrich (Fen) went surfing and Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe) showed off a premonition she had involving a dress and a beautiful backdrop.

Just a girl and her la croix. Photo bomb by @millerlolife #laborday

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Labor Day.

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Happy #labordayweekend !!! Beautiful #sunset🌅 under a scary smokey sky....

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Storm troopin' in P-town... #provincetown #stormtrooper #stillsummer #labordayweekend

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Labor day weekend got me like... 😂

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Battle of the hats. Happy Labor Day weekend! 🌟

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Find a hammock and chill out... Happy Labor Day weekend worker 🐝🐝

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3 day weekend! We EARNED it. Enjoy friends! #happylaborday 💁🏼

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Have an amazing Labor Day!

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So begins my vacay!!

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Happy Labor Day! From @patriceisley and me!

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Yesterday was another DREAM COME TRUE!! I PRAYED to meet you for years before I even knew you existed. Life took us through exactly what we needed to be the people we were when we met. Then it took, our faith and our flaws to overcome what we needed to become ONE. May we continue to desire growth and wisdom to take on each phase of our life. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE THAT MADE THIS DAY POSSIBLE!! To both my family and the Premone's!! Even everyone from a distance!! Thank you to the Walsh's for opening up their home to both of our family and becoming family with all of us!! Thank you to Mrs. DANIELLE PREMONE KIRKWOOD for being crazy enough to say YES to putting up with me for the rest of your life!! May we continue to speak our own language and serve out Gods purpose through our union!! Thank you GOD for keeping your word and bringing me a new life!!

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Day drinking for #LaborDay with Mom at @hawkridgewinery

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come surf?

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Had a premonition when picking my dress for Montana this weekend 📷 @amberkekich

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- Amy Mistretta