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Monday, Sept. 3, is Labor Day in the United States.

It is a public holiday officially celebrated on the first Monday in September to honor the U.S. labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity and wellbeing of that country.

It is also considered the unofficial end of summer in the United States.

In the early 19th century, when trade unions and labor movements began to gain influence in the United States, parades and marches were organized on this day to defend workers’ rights.

It later became a less political holiday and is now often associated with sale events and special seasonal discounts.

Banks and most government offices in the United States will be closed on Monday in observance of the holiday.

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