Labor Day (Labour Day in Canada) comes on the first Monday in September. It celebrates workers’ rights.
Workers in North America did not always have the right to complain if they were exploited (used unfairly). In the 19th century, many people and groups worked for the right to fair treatment. They began holding yearly marches to remind everyone of this. Today, everyone in the U.S. and Canada celebrates Labor Day.
Since it’s always on a Monday, many people have a long weekend. Usually the weather is still warm, so picnics and barbecues are popular. In many places, children go back to school the day after Labor Day. People think of it as the end of summer.
Many people also think about what workers now have, and what they still want.