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Labor Day

Definition: Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of our country.

Oregon was the first U.S. state to recognize Labor Day in 1887. It became a U.S. National holiday in 1894.

In Canada, it became a national holiday on July 23, 1894.

Related Resources

Kids Work Too
Kids are an important part of the labor movement and contribute to society.

Elsewhere on the Web:

The History of Labor Day
United States origins of the holiday.

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