For most people, Labor Day is a free day off at the end of summer, before heading back to work for the Autumn. But Labor Day is an American and Canadian celebration for some particular reasons. This national holiday has been in effect since 1894.
President Grover Cleveland signed a law designating the first Monday in September as Labor Day nationwide. This national holiday has now been celebrated each year, but only in the means of not going to work, which most people are not going to complain about.
Labor Day however has become a big search this week on the internet, so it would seem that some people do want to know what all the fuss is about. Here in the UK we have a similar day called May Day, which is a day to celebrate our workers and labour unions. Of course it used to be about the celebration of Spring, but the government felt the hard workers needed rewarding, so a day off was coming their way, the same one they usually get.
Not to be confused with International Workers’ Day, which is coming our way Wednesday, 1 May 2013.