Traditionally, Labor Day marks the end of the summer, a last hoorah before vacations become scarcer and the warm weather goes into hibernation. Of course, Labor Day represents far more than that. It is the recognition of how hard workers fought for better working conditions at the height of the industrial revolution. In honor of this pursuit of justice, in 1894 Labor Day was declared a national federal holiday that would consistently take place on the first Monday in September.
While the reason for the date fluctuation isn’t specified, it is important to know the actual date of this holiday so you can celebrate it properly. Begin planning for your barbecue early this year and get ready to celebrate Labor Day this year on:
Monday, September 4th, 2017
Don’t miss any more Labor Day celebrations. Mark these days down on your calendar so you can plan a last-day-of-summer bash:
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