In the United States, Labor Day is a public holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It honors the American labor movement and the men and women who's hard work has reaped tremendous contributions to the development, growth, endurance, strength, security, prosperity, productivity, structure, and well-being of our country.
Beginning in the late 19th century, as the trade union and labor movements grew, trade unions proposed a day be set aside to celebrate labor and hard working Americans. "Labor Day" was promoted by the Central Labor Union and the Knights of Labor, which organized the first parade in New York City.
In 1887, Oregon was the first state to make Labor Day Monday an official public holiday. By the time it became an official federal holiday in 1894, thirty states in the United States already officially celebrated Labor Day.
Labor Day Weekend is often said to be "unofficial end of summer." Many fall activities, such as school and sports, begin about this time. In America, most school districts resume classes around the Labor Day holiday weekend.
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