Happy Labor Day 2022

Labor Day 2022 is on Monday, September 5. It is a federal holiday to celebrate American workers and β€œto recognize the many contributions workers have made to America’s strength, prosperity, and well-being,” according to the U.S. Department of Labor. It was also intended as a day of rest for workers.

In the late 1800s labor activists lobbied local governments and state legislatures to pass laws recognizing Labor Day. By 1894, after many states had approved the holiday, Congress made the first Monday of September a legal holiday, Labor Day.

Summer in the Northern Hemisphere officially ends on September 22, 2022, but Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer. The day is celebrated with parades, retail store sales, picnics, barbecues, beach parties, fireworks and other festivities. For many, it is the last three-day weekend for a while for a quick getaway.