Labor Day

Labor Day

Labor Day is a holiday that is observed in the United States on the first Monday in September. The day was set aside to celebrate the contributions of America's workers, and it is also considered the final weekend of summer. Labor Day is on September 6, 2010 and September 5 in 2011.

About Labor Day

Labor Day is a United States Federal Holiday first observed September 5, 1882. It symbolizes the social and economic achievements of American workers. It is celebrated the first Monday of September. It is often thought of as the final weekend of the summer season.

Founder of the Holiday has had some debate. Some believe it was founded by Peter J. McGuire, a cofounder of the American Federation of Labor. Others believe it was founded by Matthew Maguire, a secretary of the Central Labor Union in New York, who suggested the Holiday.

Labor Day is traditionally celebrated with picnics, parades and a day off from work. Labor Day also begins the NFL season with the first game of the season on Thursday. It also marks the beginning of school for some children unfortunately, putting an end to their summer fun. I’ll bet there are a few happy moms out there!

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