Labor Day History
Labor Day is a dedicated to honoring and remembering the achievements of the US worker. It is national celebration which recognizes the contributions that American workers have made to the prosperity of their nation. Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday in September as a three day weekend.
Labor Day Facts & Quotes
- The Central Labor Union observed the first Labor Day holiday in 1882 in New York City.
- Labor Day marks the end of the summer season, the beginning of school and the start of football season.
- According to the rules of fashion, Labor Day Weekend is the last official time where wearing white is appropriate.
All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence. - Martin Luther King Jr.
Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital and deserves much the higher consideration. - Abraham Lincoln
Labor Day Top Events and Things to Do
- Attend a food and fun festival with your family. Most counties run some type of fair or festival for the long weekend.
- Take a mini vacation and enjoy the extra day off with your friends, family or loved ones.
- Attend a local parade. Many cities and towns host a labor day parade with lots of fun and treats for the young ones.
- Go camping. Enjoy the last three day weekend before the weather gets significantly colder.
- Go shopping - many stores hold special sales events the entire weekend.