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History of Labor Day

Labor Day is the third great summer holiday celebrated by families, but more to the point it marks the end of the summer fun. Celebrated the first weekend in September, some 2-3 weeks before the Autumnal Equinox marking the beginning of Fall, Labor Day is generally the last time families get together for outdoor fun and celebrations for the season.

Labor Day celebrates the American labor movement and the American worker. The Central Labor Union orchestrated the first Labor Day in New York, New York on September 15, 1882. Since then, the holiday has become one of the national three-day weekend holidays observed uniformly throughout the country.

First adopted by the Oregon legislature as a state holiday, the U.S. Congress recognized the first Monday in September as the national Labor Day holiday in 1894. Despite the lofty goals and stated purpose of Congress in honoring the spirit of labor in America, the holiday has far fewer organized celebrations that either Memorial Day or Independence Day.

For the same reasons of family celebrations, picnics and barbecues, Labor Day has become another of those holidays where families use fireworks to enhance the time together.

Labor Day is Celebrated on the first Monday in September.