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Depending on where you are, Labor Day is celebrated differently and on a different date of the year. But there is almost no country in the world that doesn’t have a special day of the year set aside to celebrate the laborers who give their time and energy to the service of society.

While most European countries still celebrate the old European May Day – meaning May the 1st – as Labor Day, the USA and Canada have a different date set aside, and it’s different each year: the first Monday of September.

This year, Labor Day is celebrated on September the 2nd, however, the holiday had a long and interesting history. It started in the 1800s, when the labor movements in the United States started growing, and they decided along with various trade unions that a special day be chosen to celebrate good ol’ fashioned hard work.

Labor Day was decided upon by the Knights of Labor and the Central Labor Union, and the first Labor Day Parade was organized in New York City. Oregon was the first state to make Labor Day an official holiday as early as 1887, and by 1894, up to 30 states were celebrating the first Monday of September as Labor Day. By that time, it had already become an official federal holiday.

However you chose to spend the labor day weekend, the caring professionals at Rosemark At Mayfair Park hope you had a wonderful time!