Monday, September 1, 2008

Labor Day

Labor day is a federal holiday that is celebrated on the first Monday of September. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, it is a holiday that is "dedicated to the social and economic achievement of American workers."

The first labor day was celebrated in New York City in 1882. In subsequent years, the observation of the holiday spread across the country.

This holiday, which has also become a representation of the ending of the summer season, has been traditionally commemorated with parades, picnics, and speeches by prominent community members.

Enjoy your day!

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