Origins of Labor Day - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

9/6/04

Origins of Labor Day

On Monday many workers are enjoying the day off, but do you know the purpose of the holiday? for more than 100 years, the first Monday in September has been designated as Labor Day.

It is a creation of the Labor Movement and is a national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of our country.

Ironically, the first labor day holiday was celebrated tuesday, september 5th in 1882.

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