Labor Day in the United States is celebrated on the first Monday in September. It is a day dedicated to the social and economic achievements of workers, and is a celebration of the American Labor Movement. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength and prosperity of our country. It is argued that Peter J. McGuire of the American Federation of Labor first proposed the holiday after witnessing the annual Labour Festival held in Toronto, Canada. Oregon was the first state to make it a holiday in 1887. By the time it became a federal holiday in 1894, thirty states officially celebrated Labor Day. President Grover Cleveland signed it into law. All U.S. states and the District of Columbia have made it a statutory holiday. The form of celebration of Labor Day usually is a BBQ and people enjoying a day off work. The holiday often marks the return to school for many children across the nation. Labor Day has become a important sale day for many retailers, as it has a larger number of shoppers available on a Monday, plus it is a good time to have clearance sales of summer goods. If you are off work today enjoy your day and your short work week. De Hart Plumbing, serving Manhattan Kansas, Junction City Kansas and Wamego Kansas.
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