This is the “working man’s holiday”. It was first celebrated on September 5th, 1882 in New York City. Later, when Congress made it a true National holiday it was on June 28th, 1884. Somewhere along the line it ended up on the first Monday in September which this year is September 5th. It unofficially marks the end of summer for children as most states start the school year the day after Labor Day.
How to celebrate – Throw a Labor Day party! Be a rebel and go to work today anyway. Solve the mystery of who actually gets credit for starting Labor Day.