Labor Day, a federal holiday in the United States that falls on the first Monday in September, pays tribute to the American worker and all of her accomplishments. It also marks summer's unofficial end and, more casually, the day it becomes taboo to wear white.
The first Labor Day celebration was in New York in 1882 at the peak of the Industrial Revolution and was later used to commemorate the rise of labor unions. In the 1930s, parades became synonymous with patriotism, Time reports. Today, Americans typically celebrate Labor Day with various outdoor festivities, parties and sporting events. This year, Labor Day falls on Monday, Sept. 7.
"The Labor Day holiday has a storied past, one of violence and celebration, that's embedded deep in the history of the American labor movement," Time reports. "While it has spread around the world in different forms, Labor Day has distinctly American roots."
Here are 11 Labor Day quotes and sayings to share this Labor Day weekend: