- In 2016 year Labor Day falls on
first Monday of September
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Labor Day is an annual holiday to celebrate the economic and social contributions of workers to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of the country. In the United States, Labor Day is a federal holiday observed on the first Monday of September.
In the United States, Labor Day is customarily viewed as the end of the summer vacation season, although school starting times now may vary.
Labour Day has its origins in the labour union movement, specifically the eight-hour day movement, which advocated eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest. In the United States the first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City. The idea spread with the growth of labor organizations, and in 1885 Labor Day was celebrated in many industrial centers of the country. Oregon was the first state to make it a holiday on February 21, 1887. By the time it became a federal holiday in 1894, thirty states officially celebrated Labor Day.
For many countries, Labour Day is linked with International Workers' Day, which occurs on May 1. For other countries, Labour Day is celebrated on a different date, often one with special significance for the labour movement in that country.
A list of Labor Day dates in the following years
Below are the dates for Labor Day in the next 10 years. You can also see on which day of the week the holiday falls and how many days are left until that date.