Labor Day is coming next Monday, how much do you know about it? And how are you going to celebrate it?
Labor Day is a day of rest or the last chance for most people go on trips before summer ends. For students, it is the last chance to enjoy parties before school starts again. In some neighborhoods, people organize fireworks displays, barbecues and public arts or sports events.
Labor Day is a federal holiday. All Government offices, organizations, and many businesses are closed. Some public celebrations, such as fireworks displays, picnics, and barbecues, are organized, but they are usually low key events. As it is the last chance for many people to take summer trips, there may be some congestion on highways and at airports. Public transit systems do not usually operate on their regular timetables.
Labor Day is a holiday created for workers in 1882, which has become a federal holiday in 1894. It was originally intended that the day would be filled with a street parade to allow the public to appreciate the work of the trade and labor organizations. One of the reasons for choosing to celebrate this on the first Monday in September, and not on May 1, which is common in the rest of the world, was to add a holiday in the long gap between Independence Day and Thanksgiving.