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US Stamp 1956 - Labor Day .3¢ September 3, 1956 to commemorate Labor Day, which began in 1882

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"Labor Day" - A national legal holiday that is over 100 years old. It grew out of a celebration and parade in honor of the working class by the Knights of Labor in 1882 in New York. In 1884, the Knights held a large parade in New York City celebrating the working class. The parade was held on the first Monday in September. The Knights passed a resolution to hold all future parades on the same day, designated by them as Labor Day.

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1956 Labor Day - learn about the origins of Labor Day here:

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Do You Remember Why Labor Day Is Called Labor Day?

Do you remember why Labor Day is called Labor Day?

Here are new additions to The Best Websites For Learning About Labor Day: Labor Day Past and Present is from Middleweb. Fast Company has an impressive infographic on Labor Day. This Labor Day, What…

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Good video-History of Labor Day, In 1894, Grover Cleveland made Labor Day a federal holiday after a failed attempt to break up a railroad strike.

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Find out more about the history of Labor Day, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more. Get all the facts on

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Labor Day in United States is annually held on the first Monday of September. It was originally organized to celebrate various labor associations' strengths of and contributions to the United States economy. It is largely a day of rest in modern times. Many people mark Labor Day as the end of the summer season and a last chance to make trips or hold outdoor events.

Happy Labor Day everyone! If you have the day off, enjoy it! If not, be thankful you have a job.

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For a lot of people, Labor Day means two things: a day off and the end of summer. But why is it called Labor Day? Labor Day is a day set aside to pay tribute to working men and women. It has been celebrated as a national holiday in the United States and Canada since 1894. Labor unions themselves celebrated the first labor days in the United States, although there's some speculation as to exactly who came up with the idea. Most historians credit Peter McGuire, general secretary of the…

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An overview of the Haymarket Square Riot in 1886 and the events surrounding it. There are also several links to other interesting articles and videos about the time period.

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Labor Day just got a whole lot sweeter! Check out these three delicious and patriotic desserts, perfect for your Labor Day celebration!

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