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What does Labor Day mean?
For most people, Labor Day means two things: a day off and a chance to say goodbye to the summer. But why is it called Labor Day? Labor Day is a day set aside to pay tribute to working men and women. It has been celebrated as a national holiday in the United States and Canada since 1894.
“Labor Holiday Day differs in every essential way from the other holidays of the year in any country,” said Samuel Gompers, founder and longtime president of the American Federation of Labor. “All other holidays are in a more or less degree connected with conflicts and battles of man’s prowess over man, of strife and discord for greed and power, of glories achieved by one nation over another. Labor Day…is devoted to no man, living or dead, to no sect, race, or nation.”
When is Labor Day?
Labor Day 2023 in the USA is a legal holiday celebrated for the first time Monday in September in the United States, Puerto Rico, the Canal Zone, and the Virgin Islands. Same time of Canada also celebrates Labor Day on the same day. We assume, In European countries, China, and other parts of the world, May the first day in May is a holiday to celebrate workers and labor unions. Before it became an international workers’ holiday May Day was a celebration of spring and the promise of summer.
When is Labor Day this Year?
Labor Day falls on the first Monday in September each year. Labor Day 2023 is on Monday, 4 September 2023
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