Labor Day is a national holiday that is over 100 years old. Over the years, it has evolved from a purely labor union celebration into a general "last fling of summer" festival.
It grew out of a celebration and parade in honor of the working class by the Knights of Labor in 1882 in
Today, Labor Day is observed not only in the
It has come to be recognized in the
Many colleges and some secondary and elementary schools begin classes immediately after Labor Day.