Labor Day

noun

Definition of Labor Day

: a day set aside for special recognition of working people: such as
a : the first Monday in September observed in the U.S. and Canada as a legal holiday
b : May 1 in many countries

First Known Use of Labor Day

1884, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Labor Day was in 1884

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“Labor Day.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Labor%20Day. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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Labor Day

noun

English Language Learners Definition of Labor Day

: the first Monday in September celebrated in the U.S. as a holiday in honor of working people

Labor Day

noun

Kids Definition of Labor Day

: the first Monday in September observed as a legal holiday in honor of working people

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