Labor Day


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

Examples of Labor Day in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ever since the upgrades began at Saratoga, the annual July through Labor Day meet has exceeded one million in attendance, excluding 2020, when it was closed to the public during the pandemic. Joe Drape, New York Times, 7 June 2024 Common sense dictates that the biggest sale would be on Labor Day. Sherry Kuehl, Kansas City Star, 5 June 2024 More agents will set up shop in the new office after Labor Day, creating a full complement of agents. George Avalos, The Mercury News, 4 June 2024 Idaho’s 100 Deadliest Days period starts on Memorial Day every year and lasts until Labor Day in September. Shaun Goodwin, Idaho Statesman, 4 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for Labor Day 

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Word History

First Known Use

1884, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Labor Day was in 1884

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“Labor Day.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

Labor Day

: the first Monday in September observed in the U.S. and Canada as a legal holiday in honor of working people

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