Labor Day is a federal holiday in the United States celebrated to honor and recognize the American labor movement and the works and contributions of laborers to the development and achievements of the United States.
Beginning in the late 19th century, the trade union and labor movements grew. Groups of trade unionists chose a variety of days on which to celebrate labor. The September holiday called Labor Day was first proposed in the early 1880s. The Vice President of the American Federation of Labor suggested that the day begin with a street parade as a public demonstration of organized labor's solidarity and strength, followed with a picnic. The picnic would allow participating local unions to sell tickets as fundraisers.
Labor Day sales came around as more people were off that day and available to shop for discounts and allowances. Labor Day is now the second largest sales day, following Black Friday.
In observance of Labor Day, our offices will be closed on Monday, September 4, 2023. Our offices will reopen on Tuesday, September 5, 2023.