All across the United States, Americans observe Labor Day with block parties, barbecues, picnics, parades, and trips to the beach. Although the first Monday in September does signal the end of Summer, a day off from work or school is always cause for celebration!
Amidst all the fun, let’s not forget that Labor Day is a time to honor the social and economic achievements of the American worker. Inspired by the labor movement, Labor Day was intended to celebrate “the strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations.” First adopted at the state level, it became a federal holiday in 1894.
Today’s Doodle honors all hard-working people—whether they be doctors, cooks, plumbers, construction workers, or of any other profession.
Happy Labor Day!