The first Labor Day in the United States was celebrated on September 5, 1882 in New York City.
Traditionally, Labor Day is celebrated by most Americans as the symbolic end of the summer. The holiday is often regarded as a day of
rest and parades. Speeches or political demonstrations are more low-key than May 1 Labor Day celebrations in most countries, although
events held by labor organizations often feature political themes and appearances by candidates for office, especially in election years.
Forms of celebration include picnics, barbecues, fireworks displays, water sports, and public art events. Families with school-age
children take it as the last chance to travel before the end of summer recess. Similarly, some teenagers and young adults view it as
the last weekend for parties before returning to school. Traditionally, Labor Day may also be the last weekend that public pools are open at
public parks and facilities across the country.
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