Here is what the Boston.com Staff wrote about Labor Day:

“So we all know Labor Day is a legal holiday and many people are off from work and school. Banks, libraries, post offices, the stock market and municipal, state and federal offices are closed, but why? Is it a day to merely celebrate the labor you put into your 9-5 job every week?”

According to the United States Department of Labor:

“Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.”

According to The History Channel:

“The average American worked 12-hour days and seven-day weeks in order to eke out a basic living. Despite restrictions in some states, children as young as 5 or 6 toiled in mills, factories and mines across the country, earning a fraction of their adult counterparts’ wages. People of all ages, particularly the very poor and recent immigrants, often faced extremely unsafe working conditions, with insufficient access to fresh air, sanitary facilities and breaks.”

The celebrations and nice day off to signify the end of summer and beginning of fall has since continued into the 21th century.

According to Cruise Planners American Express!

Every Day of the week is Labor Day…this way!