Monday, people in search of what to do on the Labor Day 2013 holiday have created a buzz. Around the country, music festivals, parades and fireworks are being planned. In Salt Lake City, two music festivals are taking place. The Rockstar Uproar Festival will be at the USANA Amphitheater and the Murray Acoustic Music Festival is taking place, according to About.com.
The first Labor Day in the United States was September 5, 1882. This holiday originated in other countries first, then in Canada in the 1870s. In the after math of many deaths from the hands of the US military and Marshalls during the 1894 Pullman Strike, President Grover Cleveland made reconciling with labor a priority and the holiday in the US emerged, according to Wikipedia. See the video to the left about how Labor Day was created.
Labor Day is always the first Monday in September. Over the years, many traditions have been added to the US holiday including parades, festivities for the family, BBQs, water sports, fireworks, and public events. Many people also view Labor Day as the end of summer. It has become a day of rest, relaxation, and spending time with the family.
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Sources: Wikipedia and About.com