Labor Day: Is it really a necessary holiday?
Most of you probably enjoy Labor Day since you don't have school and you hang out by a pool somewhere -- or you sleep late. But, do you know much about Labor Day? Explore this lesson to learn all you ever need to know about Labor Day.
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Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. Here's a video by the AFL-CIO. Other countries in the world celebrate May Day (which stems from ancient customs associated with the celebration of spring). For a funny, not-serious-at-all blog post about what everyone else thinks about Labor Day, check out Weakonomics.
Write a 1-2 paragraph essay answering the title question: Is Labor Day a necessary holiday?