Origin: Labor Day in the United States began as a tribute to the American labor movement and its contributions to the nation's prosperity.

Today’s Doodle also honors employees in the Canada and United Stateson Labor Day 2023

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First Celebrated: Oregon was the first state to officially recognize Labor Day in 1887, followed by a national observance in 1894.

Timing: Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday in September, marking the unofficial end of summer.

No White After Labor Day:  Traditionally, Labor Day also signals the end of the fashion rule that discourages wearing white after the holiday.

Parades and Picnics:  Many Americans celebrate with parades, picnics, barbecues, and outdoor activities.

Economic Significance: Labor Day is often associated with retail sales and is considered one of the biggest shopping weekends of the year.

Union Influence:  Labor unions play a significant role in Labor Day celebrations, highlighting workers' rights and achievements.

Historical Significance: The Pullman Strike of 1894, which led to the creation of Labor Day, was a turning point in labor history.

International Recognition: Labor Day is celebrated in many countries around the world, often on different dates, to honor workers and their contributions.

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