Labor Day Holiday

The first Monday of every September is a federal holiday in America  that honors all the workers in our nation. It is called Labor Day.

Most other holidays honor an event, a war  or a person from history,  but Labor day honors the ordinary person whose everyday work makes this country great. Labor day is for  our construction workers, our police officers, our cleaning staff, our teachers, our medical  workers, our fire fighters, our farmers, our waiters,  and many more including ourselves.

Labor Day also is the unofficial end of summer.  Many workers take a long vacation or go traveling on this long weekend. Once Labor day is over, it’s back to work for the laborers  or back to school for students.

Learn more about this holiday with this El Civics lesson =>   Labor Day

…… and listen to this video for the history of Labor day

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