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Labor Day is a US national holiday. It is celebrated every year on the first Monday of September. The main idea of this holiday is to honor America's workers and give them the opportunity to rest.
This holiday is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It became national because the country considers it necessary to annually acknowledge with gratitude the contributions that American workers have made and still make to the United States' strength, prosperity, and well-being.
The historical formation of the holiday is associated with the difficult fate of immigrant workers, whose employers mercilessly exploited the labor of newcomers, gave them a lot of difficult work, and paid very little. Soon the workers were frankly fed up with it, and they began to unite in trade unions.
In 1886, the American Federation of Labor was formed. Since then, working conditions and wages have improved significantly. Today, Labor Day is a symbolic celebration of the end of summer for many Americans. Saying goodbye to the warm season is accompanied by parallel speech parades, barbecues, and picnics.
The meaning of the tradition for Americans has not been lost: every citizen shows respect for the wealth of the state, regardless of whether it is a worker or a boss. Therefore, this Monday, almost all firms and government organizations are closed. After an official holiday weekend, the academic year starts at colleges, and many workers begin their work after summer vacation.
Labor Day opens the so-called fall season sale, which lasts until Black Friday – the largest American sale! The discounts are certainly much more modest than on Black Friday, but you can save a lot of money if you search well.