History of Labor Day

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With the appearance of September arrives the unofficial end of the summer.  Any students who have not yet started back return to their studies after Labor Day.

The celebration of Labor Day began in 1882 and became an official holiday in 1887.

In 1894, President Grover Cleveland signed the bill to make the holiday a National holiday. 

Labor Day was formed to honor the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of the country.

Many retailers offer discounts during this extended weekend.  Labor Day has also been considered the last day fashionistas thought it was okay to wear white. 

Labor Day also marks the beginning of many fall sports.

More than 80 countries celebrate International Workers Day on May 1st.  Many other countries have chosen their own dates for Labor Day.

In the United States and Canada, Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday in September.

“Labor not — for one day,

 just sit, breathe, and rejoice

 drinking what you please

 and enjoying what you may.”

 ~Terri Guillemets

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