September 1, 2023
Flags celebrating Labor Day

On Labor Day, we celebrate American workers and their contributions to this great country. Held on the first Monday in September, this annual holiday is a creation of the American labor movement. In the late nineteenth century, labor activists wanted a federal holiday that would recognize American workers for their contributions in making America a strong, prosperous nation.

While the first Labor Day holiday was actually celebrated on a Tuesday, congress signed a bill into law on June 28, 1894 to make the first Monday in September of each year a legal holiday.

Information on the history of Labor Day can be found on the Department of Labor webpage:

Credit: U.S. Department of Labor