Monday September 2, 2019 is Labor Day. Labor Day is observed the first Monday in September with many employers closing their business and giving employees the day off.
According to History.com:
Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers.
- It became a federal holiday in 1894.
- It was created by the labor movement in the late 19th century.
- In the 1800 the average work day was 12 hours long and you worked 7 days a week.
- It symbolizes the end of summer for many Americans.
Many families choose Labor Day weekend to have one last get together for the summer. Cookouts, parades, and athletic events are popular long weekend fund. Remember to recognize the hard workers in your family when celebrating this year.