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This is a federal holiday. All banks, post offices, and government offices are CLOSED.

This will be the 126th Labor Day Celebration. Read more about it here.

An eight-hour work day wasn’t always the golden standard: Two centuries ago, American workers often clocked double digits at physically demanding and often unsafe jobs—something workers protested on September 5, 1882 in the first Labor Day parade, in which approximately 10,000 people peacefully marched from New York’s City Hall, the New York Times archives show.