Labor Day

Labor Day is a U.S. Federal Holiday celebrated on the first Monday of September in honor of the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well being of America, according to! 

  • In 2016, the holiday falls on Monday, September 5, 2016
  • In 2017, the holiday falls on Monday, September 4, 2017
  • In 2018, the holiday falls on Monday, September 3, 2018
  • In 2019, the holiday falls on Monday, September 2, 2019
  • In 2020, the holiday falls on Monday, September 7, 2020

Labor Day Holiday History and Fun Facts from Holidays and Observances.

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 Labor Day History and Facts

Labor Day is traditionally a day of rest, but some other fun facts that you might not know about it are:

  • Signifies the unofficial end of summer (boo-hoo). The last day of summer officially in 2014, is September 22nd

  • The last weekend to plan summer trips (Unless your kids are all grown up). This has become a very popular holiday for families to spend together.

  • Party weekend

  • Football season starts around this time, unofficially that is

  • Airports and highways are super congested

  • White clothes are sort of banned from this time on and winter colors are in (Not such a rule now, but our Grandmother was really into it)

  • Time to put away your straw cowboy hat in favor of a felt one (I am sure this was no surprise)

  • Became a U.S. Federal Holiday in 1894, but was first celebrated in 1882 with a parade

  • Chosen for September to break up the long gap between Independence Day (Fourth of July), and Thanksgiving holidays.

  • The holiday is usually celebrated with swimming, camping, and picnics.

  • Schools usually start after this holiday (kids booing amid parent’s cheers!)

  • We copied the idea of Labor Day from Canada

  • The first Labor Day rally was held to gain support for the 8 hour workday rather than the 12 hour one.
  • Labor Day is traditionally known as a big Shopping Holiday, and many stores have great Labor Day Weekend Sales.  This is a great time to plan ahead and get some of your Christmas Shopping done ahead of time!

Labor Day Holiday History and Fun Facts from Holidays and Observances.

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Labor Day Holiday History and Fun Facts from Holidays and Observances.

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