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Labor Day Celebration

Labor Day celebration is a holiday in the United States.  Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday in September.  This holiday honors the American labor movement and the work, strength, laws, and prosperity that workers have contributed to our country.  It is the Monday of the three day weekend known as Labor Day Weekend.  The holiday is a federal holiday and considered the unofficial end of summer in the United States.

Beginning in the 19th century, as the trade unions and labor movements grew, they proposed a day be set aside to celebrate labor.  The Central Labor Union and the Knights of Labor organized the first Labor Day parade in New York City.  Oregon was the first state to make it an official public holiday. By the time it became a federal holiday in 1894, thirty U.S. states officially celebrated Labor Day.  The first proposal for the holiday was to hold a street parade.  The street parade was to show the strength and esprit de corps of trade and labor organizations, followed by a festival for workers and their families.

Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer.  Many people take small vacations, go camping and host BBQ’s.  Many fall activities, such as school and fall sports begin at this time.  Labor Day has become the weekend for discounts by many retailers in the U.S., especially back to school sales.  It is also noted in fashion,Labor Day Celebration that Labor Day is the last day it is acceptable to wear white.  De Hart Plumbing Heating and Cooling, serving Manhattan Kansas, Junction City Kansas, Topeka Kansas and some surrounding areas. 

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