Labor Day is the third great summer holiday celebrated by families, but more to the point it marks the end of the summer fun. Celebrated on the first weekend of September, some 2 to 3 weeks before the Autumnal Equinox marking the beginning of Fall, Labor Day is generally the last time families get together for outdoor fun and celebrations for the season.
Labor Day celebrates the American Labor Movement and the American Labor Worker. The Central Labor Union orchestrated the first Labor Day in New York City, New York on September 15, 1882. Since then, the holiday has become one of the national three-day weekend holidays observed uniformly throughout the country.
First adopted by the Oregon legislature as a state holiday, the U.S. Congress officially recognized in 1894 the first Monday of September as the National Labor Day holiday. Despite the lofty goals and stated purpose of Congress in honoring the spirit of labor in America, the holiday has far fewer organized celebrations than either Memorial Day or Independence Day.
For the same reasons of family celebrations, picnics and barbecues, Labor Day has become another of those holidays where fireworks are used to enliven the holiday celebration of families.
Labor Day is always celebrated on the first Monday of September.