Labor Day is a federal holiday in the United States celebrated on the first Monday in September to honor and recognize the American Labor movement and the works and contribution of laborers to the development

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The three-day weekend it falls on is called Labor Day Weekend

Beginning in the late 19th century as the trade union and labor movements grew, trade unionists proposed that a day be set aside to celebrate labor

Labor Day was promoted by the Central Labor Union and the knights of Labor, which organnized the first parade in New York City In 1887, Oregon was the first state of the United States to amke it an official public holiday

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By the time it became an official federal holiday in 1894,Thirty states in the U.S officially celebrated Labor Day

Canada's Labor Day Is also celebrated on the first Monday of September. More than 80 countries celebrate International Worker's Day on May 1, the ancient European holiday of May Day

May Day was chosen by the Second International socialist and communist parties to commemorate the Haymarket affair, which occurred in Chicago on May 4, 1886

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According to one early history of Labor Day, the event originated in connection with a General Assembly of the Knights of Labor convened in New York City in September 1882. In connection with this clandestine knights assembly

Secretory of the CLU Matthew Maguire is credited for first proposing that national Labor Day holiday subsequently be help on the first Monday of each September in the Aftermath of this successful public demonstration

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