US Labor Day 2015
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Labour Day (labor day), celebrated to honor the American labor movement and the contributions of all workers towards the well-being of the country, is celebrated on the first Monday of September in the United States.

This year, the labour day, which is observed as a public holiday, falls on 7 September.

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The first labour day parade in New York City was organised by the Knights of Labour and was promoted by the Central Labour Union. The day was established as a federal holiday in 1887.

Canada's Labour Day is also celebrated on the same day, but more than 80 countries dedicate 1 May to honour the contributions of labourers.

Check out some quotes by famous celebrities of labour day below:

A mind always employed is always happy. This is the true secret, the grand recipe, for felicity. –Thomas Jefferson, American Founding Father

The end of labor is to gain leisure. – Aristotle, Greek philosopher

Labor Day is seen as a day of rest for many hardworking Americans. – James P. Hoffa, an attorney and labor leader and the General President of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters

God sells us all things at the price of labor. – Leonardo da Vinci, Italian polymath

Without labor nothing prospers. – Sophocles, Greek tragedian

There is no labor a person does that is undignified; if they do it right. – Bill Cosby, American stand-up comedian

If all the cars in the United States were placed end to end, it would probably be Labor Day Weekend. – Doug Larson, columnist and editor

Labor Day is devoted to no man, living or dead, to no sect, race or nation. – Samuel Gompers,  English-born American cigar maker who became a Georgist labor union leader

If a man will not work, he shall not eat. – 2 Thessalonians 3:10 (NIV)

No great achievement is possible without persistent work. – Bertrand Russell, British philosopher

Work hard, but not just to please your masters when they are watching. As slaves of Christ, do the will of God with all your heart. Work with enthusiasm, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. – Ephesians 6:6-7

All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence. – Martin Luther King, American activist

Labor rids us of three great evils; tediousness, vice, and poverty. – Anonymous

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. – Confucius, Chinese teacher

Before the reward there must be labor. You plant before you harvest. You sow in tears before you reap joy. – Ralph Ransom, artist.