Labor Day

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In the United States, Labor Day is a legal holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. 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.[1]

Ironically it is a busy season for laborers in the retail industry, as Labor Day sales are frequent.

Labor Day is traditionally considered the end of the summer holiday season, due to its placement late in the actual summer season and near the beginning of the school year. However, some school systems such as DeKalb School System in Georgia generally has Labor Day being a day off instead of the final day of Summer Vacation (the latter being placed around Mid-August).

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  1. http://www.dol.gov/opa/aboutdol/laborday.htm