Labor Day Marks Appreciation of U.S. Workers


Subject:
Holidays and Observances Individually , Labor Day

Description:
Background about this U.S. holiday celebrated on the first Monday of each September to commemorate workers. Discusses the holiday's origins, contrasts it with May Day (on which a number of European and other nations celebrate International Workers' Day), and explains how Labor Day has traditionally marked the end of summer with activities such as picnics and barbecues. From the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of International Information Programs.

Publisher:
U.S. Department of State, Bureau of International Information Programs

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.america.gov/st/pubs-english/2006/August/20060824160037jmnamdeirf0.3011896.html


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