Labor Day celebrates the strength of a variety of unions. The holiday recognizes the efforts put fourth, and the effect those efforts have had on the economy. It lands on the first Monday of each September.
Upcoming Dates & Where They Are Celebrated
Labor Day is recognized as a federal holiday. It is observed everywhere in the United States. It always falls on the first Monday of September, therefore making Labor Day weekend a long weekend. Here are the upcoming dates:
- Monday, September 4, 2017
- Monday, September 3, 2018
- Monday, September 2, 2019
- Monday, September 7, 2020
- Monday, September 6, 2021
- Monday, September 5, 2022
- Monday, September 4, 2023
- Monday, September 2, 2024
- Monday, September 1, 2025
Where Is Labor Day Considered A Holiday?
Labor Day is considered a federal holiday everywhere in the United States. All government buildings and offices will be closed for observation. All schools will be close as well. Many businesses will also choose to close. Public transportation is also run on a holiday schedule, making it difficult to get around.
Festivities & Events During Labor Day
Labor Day falls around the end of summer, therefore many families choose to take a trip. For the younger crowd, it's just before school goes back in session, so there are many celebrations and parties to be held. Most people do not celebrate Labor Day for what it represents, rather taking advantage of the time off. Since Labor Day is a long weekend, holiday planning often includes a trip out of town. It's also usually the last weekend most people can go camping.
A Brief History Of Labor Day
The first celebration of Labor Day was held in 1882. It was thought of by the Central Labor Union in order to create a holiday for workers. It only became a federal holiday in 1894. Originally, there would be festivals and parades and the streets would be filled with celebrations for the workers. Speeches and signs of appreciation would fill the air. Although the celebrations have dwindled, workers still appreciate the extra time off.