Labor Day in the United States is a holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It is a celebration of the American Labor Movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of their country.
Labor Day was promoted by the Central Labor Union and the Knights of Labor, who organized the first parade in New York City. After the Haymarket Massacre, which occurred in Chicago on May 4, 1886, U.S. President Grover Cleveland feared that commemorating Labor Day on May 1 could become an opportunity to commemorate the affair. Thus, in 1887, it was established as an official holiday in September to support the Labor Day that the Knights favored.
Today the holiday often marks the end of the traditional summer season. It’s the last weekend of celebrating summer before kids go back to school. Here on Long Island, we celebrate it by a trip out to Montauk, New York or to one of our local beaches on the south shore like Robert Moses, Babylon New York. Some Long Islanders celebrate Labor Day by throwing together a last minute barbeque with friends and family! Please think of Cedarhurst Party, “Long Island’s original discount party warehouse” whatever your plans may be! Whether they are on the north shore of Long Island, south shore of Long Island or you’re taking a trip to the end of Long Island for a party! Let us fulfill your party supply needs!