When is Labor Day 2020 & 2021 | History of Labor Day: Labor Day is one among the ten different federal holidays in different regions of the United States. Every year, people of America observe the day on the first Monday in September. Labor Day mainly celebrates workers and their labor unions, who have contributed towards the growth of country’s economy. Even the day gives a national tribute to the contribution of American workers towards the country’s wellbeing and prosperity. The holiday has arrived as a tireless effort of the 19th century’s labor movement and the day highlights a bloody history, as many workers fought to get their rights.
|September 7, 2020||Labor Day 2020||Monday|
|September 6, 2021||Labor Day 2021||Monday|
|September 5, 2022||Labor Day 2022||Monday|
|September 4, 2023||Labor Day 2023||Monday|
|September 2, 2024||Labor Day 2024||Monday|
|September 1, 2025||Labor Day 2025||Monday|
History behind the Labor Day
About 37,000 strikes by labors or workers had caused a significant influence during the previous two decades during 1880s. By the beginning of 20th century, about 800 workers in the United States of America had lost their lives during the respective strikes. Particularly, the Pullman strike had resulted in a fiercest tension, as during this time, workers belonging to the Pullman Company went for strike to complain about their sliced wages approximately by 30percent.
During this time, the Federal Government in the United States of America sent its military force to enforce an injunction of the law court against the labor’s strike. Later on, the strike ended with a bloody riot, where about 30 workers were dead and the value of property damages reached to about $80million.
However, after six days of this massacre, that time President of the United States of America named President Cleveland declared a special day to dedicate the death labors as Labor Day. He even considered it a federal holiday with the aim to appease other live workers. Thus, the entire United States of America celebrated its first Labor Day on 5th of September in 1882 in the city of New York. The holiday was according to the plans made by Central Labor Unions and the day officially turned to Federal Holiday during the year 1894.
Celebration of Labor Day in USA
Based on the spirit of Labor Day’s founders, the holiday consists of political demonstrations, street parades and lectures/speeches intended mainly to let people appreciating the efforts and achievements of the labor’s trade unions. Along with this, if we talk about retail outlets across the country, they often remained open for about 1 week for Labor Day sale in an attempt to let people doing shopping for their friends and family members.
Labor day in some cases indicate the end of holiday during the summer months and hence, it is the last chance for USA students to organize events, sports and parties before their school re-opens. Lastly, most of the people in America engage in wide range of activities and organize/participate in merrymaking events to celebrate Labor Day. These include athletic and sports activities, family boating, watching fireworks and many more.