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A Labor Day Celebration?

Labor Day is right around the corner, and for most Americans, this holiday marks the end of summer. From my experience, Labor Day means a welcome 3-day weekend, a chance to spend extra time with family, and finally, an opportunity to catch up/get ahead on schoolwork. When I was growing up, I suspected Labor Day had more of history than most people knew up, and I was only curious enough recently to investigate its origin.

As it happened, the first official Labor Day celebration in America occurred in New York City on September 5, 1882, in the form of a Main St. parade. Organized by key Union leaders of the day, this public gathering was essentially a push by advocates of the working class to lobby for more rights and protections under the law. Roughly 10,000 people gathered on that day, and in successive years the celebration grew to some 22 other states, but it was not until 1894 that President Grover Cleveland made the first Monday in September an official federal holiday.

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