Labor Day

History of Labor Day
In 1894, Grover Cleveland made Labor Day a federal holiday after a failed attempt to break up a railroad strike.
Observed on the first Monday in September, Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers. It was created by the labor movement in the late 19th century and became a federal holiday in 1894. Labor Day also symbolizes the end of summer for many Americans, and is celebrated with parties, parades and athletic events.