Quick Facts : Labor Day
- Date: Sep 05, 2016
- Also Called: Labour Day
- Celebrations: Parades, Family reunions, Picnics, Fireworks and Public art events
Labor Day is celebrated as a national holiday on the first Monday in September in Canada and United States since the 1880s to pay tribute to the contributions, workers have made to make the country strong and prosper. In most of the other countries 1st May is celebrated as Labor Day.
The first Labor Day in the USA was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5 1882, in New York City as per the plans of the Central Labor Union. In 1884 the first Monday in September was selected as the Labor Day holiday, as originally proposed. Labor Day is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of the Canadian and American workers
Nowadays Labor Day is regarded as a day of parades, speeches and political demonstrations. In US this day is symbolized as the end of the summer. People enjoy the day with their friends and families, go for boating, picnics, fireworks and much more.