By the time it became a federal holiday in 1894, thirty states officially celebrated Labor Day.
Labor Day has come to be celebrated by most Americans as the symbolic end of the summer.
To take advantage of large numbers of potential customers free to shop, Labor Day has become an important sale weekend for many retailers in the United States.
The holiday is often the return to school, although school starting times vary with some beginning before and some after Labor Day.
Labor Day, or Labour Day in Canada, is a an annual holiday in the United States and Canada, observed on the first Monday in September, that celebrates the economic and social contributions of workers.
Labor Day became an official holiday in the United States following the Pullman Strike in the summer of 1894.
NCAA teams usually play their first games the weekend of Labor Day, with the NFL traditionally playing their first game the Thursday following Labor Day.
Ironically, because of the importance of the sale weekend, some of those who are employed in the retail sector not only work on Labor Day, but work longer hours.
The combination of civic importance and family celebrations make Labor Day a valuable addition to society.