What is Labor Day and why do we celebrate it?

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Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday of September in the U.S. and Canada.

It honors and recognizes the contributions of workers and the labor movement.

Labor Day celebrates achievements in social and economic rights for workers.

In the United States, it originated in the late 19th century.

The holiday was established in response to labor union demands for better conditions.

The Pullman Strike of 1894 played a role in the official recognition of Labor Day in the U.S.

In Canada, Labor Day has roots in the "Nine-Hour Movement" of the 1870s.

It was officially recognized as a national holiday in Canada in 1894.

Labor Day has become a symbol of the end of summer in both countries.

It's a time for picnics, parades, and outdoor activities while reflecting on workers' contributions.