A holiday created for the working class, mostly blue collar, to have one last vacation opportunity with their famillies and friends.
Labor Day is a day to celebrate the working class. ie: a given goup, as in Veteran's Day and Memorial Day
by jedimasterobiwankenobi September 5, 2011
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The day anyone under 60 is merely thankful for the day off rather than for the labor unions that fought for the day off.
"Dad, have another beer and tell us again how you got clubbed by the cops when you and your fellow workers asked for a 5 day work week?"

"It was on Labor Day, Son. Back before you and all your buddies voted to do away with unions."
by Union organizer September 6, 2011
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An American holiday officially recognized by Congress in 1894 in response to public outcry over the violent military ending of the Pullman Strike. Labor Day takes place on the first Monday of September.

The holiday is typically celebrated with picnics and parades commemorating those that fought for better working conditions. Corporations are often at odds with the message of the holiday, and thus, the real history is essentially blacked on on American media. As a result, most Americans do not know what the holiday is for, and associate it was leisure activities and picnics.

This is separate from May 1st, May Day, or International Workers Day, which was created in response to the Haymarket Affair in Chicago, 1886.
"I have the day off and would love to attend the Labor Day parade down-town, but the bus system is shut down on the holiday."

"Are you going anywhere interesting over the Labor Day weekend?"
by madric September 9, 2011
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The holiday at the beginning of when school starts that nobody really knows what it means.
Hey When's Labor Day?
Next weekend Foo'
Oh Man! Yes! ..Whats Labor Day anyway?
I don't know Cuh'
by Loree September 6, 2005
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Labor Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the first Monday in September (September 5 in 2011) that celebrates the economic and social contributions of workers. (Wiki)
Guy1: "WTF is Labor Day anyways?"
Guy2: "It's meant to celebrate the economic and social something or other of workers."
by opsoyo September 6, 2011
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The first Monday in September. Made to honor the working men and women in the United States, though mainly known for cookouts, parades, days off from work and school (which is usually just beginning) and being the official last day of summer (while the last day is technically Sept. 20, almost every summer related activity shuts down after Labor Day).
Me and my girlfriend had a killer Labor Day weekend. Now I'm depressed knowing I have to go back to work and that Autumn is right around the corner.
by Gaaraofthedamned August 26, 2012
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Every day that I have to drag my lazy ass out of bed and go to my shitty job.
Goddamnit, it's 6 am. I've got to get up for work. Another Labor Day!
by jenko2 September 5, 2011
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