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September 4th, Labor Day



Labor Day, honouring organized labor, is observed throughout Canada, US and Palau on the first Monday in September. The contribution of organized labor to Canadian society has been recognized since 1872, when parades and rallies were held in Ottawa and Toronto. American labor parades were not held until 1882 and in Europe Labor Day has been celebrated since 1889 on May 1, merging traditional May Day festivities with labor celebrations.