Why Americans Need Labor Day and Reason US and Canada Celebrate It on a Different Day Than The Rest of the World

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in the United States is celebrated each year on the first Monday in September. However, the rest of the world chose another date to commemorate the working class.

Nexter.org explains why it happened and the peculiarities of celebrating the in America.

What’s the ?

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Source: theconversation.com

The is a national holiday in the US that reminds Americans of the importance of workers’ rights and offers them a day of well-earned rest.

It was legally made a holiday in 1894 and only on 5 September 1882 the very first parade was held in New York City, where 10,000 workers took unpaid time off to march from City Hall to Union Square.

Today, speeches and parades are still held across the US, but for many, it is seen as a day off to spend with family.

Why do Americans celebrate in September?

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That’s an interesting fact but Americans celebrate on the first Monday of September while many other countries (more than 80, by the way) celebrate International Workers’ Day on May 1.

So what’s wrong with the US? President Cleveland chose early September for America’s specifically to avoid controversial for US date as 4 May 1886 a demonstration in support of workers turned into a riot after someone threw a bomb at police.

The difference in celebrating

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It’s not only the date that differ Americans from Europeans when it comes to celebrating the holiday.

In the US  is called the “unofficial end of summer” because it marks the end of the cultural summer season. Many take their two-week vacations during the two weeks ending weekend.

In big cities, people try to go outside and enjoy beaches and barbecues over the Weekend. There are also numerous events and activities organized in the cities. For example, New York offers  Carnival, fireworks over Coney Island, happy hours in restaurants, 12-hour dance parties, and many other activities.

In Washington, one popular event is the Concert at the U.S. Capitol featuring the National Symphony Orchestra with free attendance.

Other countries that honors Worker’s Day also have an official day off and usually spend it with family, going to picnics or to the parades and demonstrations.


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