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Old Chester, PA: Labor Day
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Some Interesting information about Labor Day.
The first observance of Labor Day is believed to have been a parade on Sept. 5, 1882, in New York City,
a bill to establish Labor Day as a federal holiday was passed by Congress in 1894.
President Grover Cleveland signed the bill soon afterward, designating the first Monday in September as Labor Day.
Labor day is celebrated not only in the U.S. but also in Canada, and in other industrialized nations.
Labor day was to established honor the working class people.
In the 1930's, Labor Day was celebrated in all States except Wyoming and the Phillipines.
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This page last updated 10/18/05