Labor Day 2017 is approaching and for many Americans across the United States, the thought of summer is coming to an end. School is starting back and the leaves will soon be falling.
Labor Day is always the first Monday in September. Labor Day 2017 will fall on September 4th.
It honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, laws and well-being of the country.
Click here for Labor Day Parades, Labor Day Events & Festivals.
Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers. It was created by the labor movement in the late 19th century and became a federal holiday in 1894. Labor Day also symbolizes the end of summer for many Americans, and is celebrated with parties, parades and athletic events.
Many credit Peter J. McGuire, cofounder of the American Federation of Labor, while others have suggested that Matthew Maguire, a secretary of the Central Labor Union, first proposed the holiday.Labor Day is still celebrated in cities and towns across the United States with parades, picnics, barbecues, fireworks displays and other public gatherings. For many Americans, particularly children and young adults, it represents the end of the summer and the start of the back-to-school season.