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What Is Labor Day Weekend?

Labor Day is one of the oldest holidays in the United States, and is a part of the “big six” federal holidays.

First celebrated in 1878, Labor Day became a federal holiday in 1894. Over the years, Labor Day has come to represent a slew of different things to people. To the working crowd, it is a day to celebrate ones hard work and labor. Others treat it as a day of rest and relaxation, while others simply spend the day with family, friends, and perhaps some good food.

Labor Day is one of the oldest holidays in the United States, and is a part of the "big six" federal holidays

Labor Day is one of the oldest holidays in the United States, and is a part of the "big six" federal holidays

To students, Labor Day marks the end of the summer and the beginning of the fall term or semester.

No matter how you treat Labor Day, everyone can agree that it is the perfect day to go to a concert or sporting event with friends or family. Although some people will go to relax and unwind, and others will go to celebrate the end of the summer, a live concert, or perhaps a baseball game is the perfect activity for Labor Day weekend 2012.


Labor Day always takes place on the first Monday in September. This year, Labor Day falls on September 3, with the weekend ranging from Friday, August 31 until Monday, September 3.

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