Labor Day is a holiday that is celebrated in the United States of America on the first Monday in September and on May 1st in other countries. The holiday honors the labor movements in these countries and the contributions that workers have made to the national economy and the well-being of the countries.
Is Labor Day capitalized?
Yes, Labor Day is capitalized when used in a sentence because it is a proper noun referring to a holiday.
What is Labor Day?
In the US, Labor Day is an American national day to celebrate the American work ethic that has grown the country into a top-tier economy. It began in the late 19th century when trade unions and labor movements grew and asked for a national holiday. Labor Day officially became a national holiday in 1894 and is always celebrated on the first Monday of September.
Around the world, Labor Day (or Labour Day in the UK) also originated with the labor union movement, specifically the eight-hour day movement, which advocated eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest. For most countries, Labour Day is the same as International Workers’ Day and both occur on May 1st.
Most people nowadays look at it as a recreational day when they get off from work or school (or the precursor to school for K-12 students), but it is important to remember the struggles workers around the world have put into labor reform.
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