Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday
in September. It's a day dedicated to the social and
economic achievements of American workers. The holiday
tributes the working class contributions to the
strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.
Labor Day became an official national holiday in 1894.
This holiday is usually celebrated with summer activities
- swimming, camping, picnics, etc. Labor Day is the
unofficial end of summer in the Northern part of the
U.S. Most schools
usually start sometime during the week after Labor Day.
Elementary teachers use this holiday to introduce the
concept of Community Helpers to small
children. In an ideal society - everyone plays
a role, or works a job that supports the community.
Labor Day Activities