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Labor Day

What is Labor Day?

Created out of the labor movement in the late 19th century, Labor Day celebrates the social and economic contributions and achievements of American workers. Labor Day became a federal holiday in 1894 and unofficially marks the end of summer and the back-to-school season for many Americans.

When is Labor Day?

Labor Day is observed on the first Monday in September.

How do people celebrate Labor Day?

As a federal holiday, government offices, schools and some businesses and stores close for the day. Americans celebrate Labor Day with parades, barbecues and picnics, firework displays and swimming, boating and other outdoor activities.

Learn more about the history of labor day, labor unions, safety tips for Labor Day activities and more here.

Sources: www.dol.gov, history.com
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