In order to honor the American labor (labour) movement and contributions of all workers towards the development of the country, Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday of September in the United States, every year. This year, it falls on Sept. 5.
The day marks the unofficial end of summer season in the U.S. and as part of the Labor Day celebrations, street parades are conducted to exhibit the strength of labor organisations.
The first labour day parade was organised in New York City by the Knights of Labour, promoted by the Central Labour Union. It was in 1887 when Oregon state declared the day as a federal holiday and 30 U.S. states officially started celebrated the day in 1894. Meanwhile, International Workers' Day is observed all over the world on May 1.
IBTimes India has compiled the best quotes, sayings and messages to be shared on U.S. labor Day 2016:
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
Without labor nothing prospers. â€“ Sophocles, Greek tragedian
If a man will not work, he shall not eat. â€“ 2 Thessalonians 3:10 (NIV)
There is no labor a person does that is undignified; if they do it right. Bill Cosby, American stand-up comedian
Modern society, based as it is on the division of labor, can be preserved only under conditions of lasting peace. â€“Ludwig von Mises, Austrian economist
Labor rids us of three great evils; tediousness, vice, and poverty. â€“ Anonymous
Work isn't to make money; you work to justify life. â€“ Marc Chagall, Russian-French artist
No great achievement is possible without persistent work. â€“ Bertrand Russell, British philosopher
The end of labor is to gain leisure. â€“ Aristotle, Greek philosopher
God sells us all things at the price of labor. â€“ Leonardo da Vinci, Italian polymath
All labour that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence. â€” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., activist
Let's celebrate the efforts of all labourers
Who struggled to build this great land
To what it is now
Happy Labor Day 2016
You have been busy all your life
Struggling hard for the well-being of your family.
Now, you deserve a break more than anyone else,
Chill out and have a do-nothing on this labour day.
Happy Labor Day 2016
From day to night, you work hard for your family. Here is a day for you to take compulsory off to take rest and spend time with your family. Labor Day weekend wishes.
Your hard work and dedication played a pivotal role in making the U.S a developed nation. Wishing you the greetings of Labor Day 2016.
I have seen your dedication and sincerity towards your job. The way you take care of your family deserves a standing ovation. Here is a long weekend for you to enjoy with your family. Happy labor Day 2016.
Leave all your works away, just chill out, celebrate and take rest. Happy labor day 2016.