Labor Day originated in Canada in the early 1870s to highlight the working class and its needs. In the US, the first Labor Day celebration happened in New York on September 5th, 1882. Over time it became an official US holiday that is celebrated with parades and speeches by politicians. It also became a day of "rest" .... e.g., no work. So today, I celebrate with all my heart this unnecessary holiday by resting, watching boat parades, and enjoying some fireworks. Happy Labor Day, y'all!