The History and Heritage of Labor Day


Apart from the fact that it’s celebrated on the first Monday in September every year and that you get a day off work on Labor Day, what else do you know about the public holiday that started in 1894? According to the US Department of Labor, the holiday “constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.” Today, Labor Day is all those things and more as it’s also a great day for retailers, and for some Americans it’s the unofficial end of the summer.