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Labor Day

September 5th, 2005

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It recognizes the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of their country.

The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City. In 1884 the first Monday in September was selected as the holiday, and other industrial cities started to follow the example of New York and celebrate a “workingmen’s holiday” on that date.

This year Labor Day is celebrated on September 5th. For more information, please visit the Department of Labor.

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