Labor Day is the first Monday in September, meaning that this year it is as late as it can ever get. The first Labor Day was on September 5th, 1882. It’s a mixed blessing—it is both a day of rest for those who need it, and it usually signals the beginning of school. Though you still have to go to class, take a few minutes to enjoy the day and celebrate the week and a half of school already finished. If you are interested, USA.gov has interesting Labor Day information, including history, union information, photos of Labor Days gone by, sources for employment law, and interesting labor statistics (Did you know that 288,000 people work two full time jobs?).