Many Americans use the day to celebrate the end of summer and would be surprised to know the day has its roots in the labor movement of the late 1800s.
The U.S. Congress created the federal holiday on June 28, 1894, designating the first Monday in September as Labor Day.
What is the difference between Labor Day and May Day?
Both Labor Day and International Workers’ Day, or May Day, honor the common worker.
Over the years, May Day became more associated with the political far left, while Labor Day, held in September, was recognized by a growing number of municipalities and states.