Labor Day is a U.S. holiday observed on the first Monday in September. The day celebrates the economic and social contributions of workers.
The holiday tributes the working class contributions to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.
Labor Day became an official national holiday in 1894. This holiday is usually celebrated with summer activities - swimming, camping, picnics, etc. Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer in the Northern part of the U.S. Most schools usually start sometime during the week after Labor Day.
Elementary teachers use this holiday to introduce the concept of Community Helpers to small children. In an ideal society - everyone plays a role, or works a job that supports the community.