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Observed on the first Monday in September, Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers. It was created by the labor movement in the late 19th century and became a federal holiday in 1894. Labor Day also symbolizes the end of summer for many Americans, and is celebrated with parties, parades and athletic events.

The first Labor Day celebration was on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City. The second Labor Day was celebrated on September 5, 1883. But in 1884, the first Monday in September was selected as the holiday, as originally proposed.

The first state to recognize Labor Day through legislation was Oregon in 1887. By 1894, 31 states had adopted the holiday. In 1894, Congress made it a legal holiday in the District of Columbia and territories.

 

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