What is Labor Day?

We celebrate Labor Day in America the first Monday in September every year to honor hardworking Americans while marking the unofficial end of summer. Labor Day is a recognized federal holiday in America whereas the stock market, banks, and many businesses are closed; while other businesses remain open. It became an official national holiday on June 28, 1894, when President Grover Cleveland signed the bill into law.

Americans typically celebrate Labor Day with barbeque cookouts, a gathering of family and friends through various recreational activities. Unlike the COVID-19 years of 2020, many sports will host games on Labor Day weekend and the NFL would have their season kick-off on the Thursday before Labor Day. This weekend the Kentucky Derby was the most-watched sports event on television since the Super Bowl this past February, and the most-watched Labor Day weekend sporting event since 2017.

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Some Americans will take advantage of the extra day off from work by catching up with their home cleaning or finishing home projects or renovations. Traditionally, this is also the last day of the year one would wear white if they are fashionably conscious.



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