Labor Day is a United States national holiday, honoring working people, their contributions, achievements and sacrifices in pursuit of national prosperity and well-being. It is held annually on the first Monday of September.
As part of the Labor Day celebrations, street parades are held all over the country.
Labor Day and the long weekend that it creates is generally seen to mark the end of the summer season (while Memorial Day is considered to be the beginning of the summer season). Summer cultural activities end, and fall activities, such as school and sports events, start around this time. In many areas school classes resume shortly before or after the Labor Day holiday weekend.