Why do Americans and Canadians celebrate Labor Day?

We all enjoyed our day off yesterday. Labor Day is known for a day of BBQs & beaches, but how did it start? Why is it in September? This video gives us the details.

Why do Americans and Canadians celebrate Labor Day? – Kenneth C. Davis

Description: In the United States and Canada, the first Monday of September is a federal holiday, Labor Day. Originally celebrated in New York City’s Union Square in 1882, Labor Day was organized by unions as a rare day of rest for the overworked during the Industrial Revolution. Kenneth C. Davis illustrates the history of Labor Day from Union Square to today.Lesson by Kenneth C. Davis, animation by TED-Ed.

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