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

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LABOR DAY Defined for English Language Learners

Labor Day

noun

Definition of Labor Day for English Language Learners

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


LABOR DAY Defined for Kids

Labor Day

noun

Definition of Labor Day for Students

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


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