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History of Labor Day

Finding Rest on Labor Day

Maura Sweeney | Posted 09.08.2015 | Politics
Maura Sweeney

I always thought Labor Day was created as a holiday of rest from labor but I was surprised to learn just the opposite. A national holiday since 1882, Labor Day pays tribute to the American worker and focuses on the virtues of work rather than a vacation from it.

Labor Day History: 11 Facts You Need To Know

Huffington Post | Nate Hindman & Craig Kanalley | Posted 08.21.2012 | Business

Yes, Monday is a federal holiday in the United States, but Labor Day is much more than that. Labor Day has a rich history centered around workers. ...