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When Is Labor Day 2015?

When Is Labor Day 2015?

Don’t miss the chance to close the summer with a bang!

Labor Day celebrations are important, so plan ahead!

Traditionally, Labor Day marks the end of the summer, a last hoorah before vacations become scarcer and the warm weather goes into hibernation. Of course, Labor Day represents far more than that. It is the recognition of how hard workers fought for better working conditions at the height of the Industrial Revolution. In honor of this pursuit of justice, in 1894 Labor Day was declared a national federal holiday that would consistently take place on the first Monday in September.

While the reason for the date fluctuation isn’t specified, it is important to know the actual date of this holiday so you can celebrate it properly. Begin planning for your barbecue early this year and get ready to celebrate Labor Day this year on:

Monday, September 7, 2015

Don’t miss any more Labor Day celebrations. Mark these days down on your calendar so you can plan a last-day-of-summer bash:

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This year, Labor Day falls on Monday, September 7! Unlike many holidays, Labor Day doesn’t have many rituals associated with it, other than end-of-summer barbecues. So what is Labor Day and why do we celebrate it?

What Is Labor Day and Why Do We Celebrate It?

Always held on the first Monday in September, Labor Day is a U.S. national holiday. For many people, it’s a symbolic end of summer and start of the school year, celebrated with barbecuing and shopping.

However, it was envisioned by founders as a celebration of the American worker and the great American work ethic. It was a creation of the labor movement in the late 1800s. The first Labor Day celebrations were parades to show the public “the strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations” of the community, followed by festivals designed for the recreation and amusement of the workers and their families. Speeches by prominent union officials, industrialists, educators, clerics, and government officials were among the day’s highlights.

In the U.S., the first Labor Day parade was on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City. By 1894, 23 more states had adopted the holiday, and on June 28, 1894, President Grover Cleveland signed a law making the first Monday in September a legal national holiday every year.

Labor Day was all about the great American worker, the driving engine behind the most productive economy in the world, and the American work ethic that resulted in one of the highest standards of living in the world. All of this came out of a belief in economic and political democracy. Of course, Labor Day not only celebrated the American workers but also protected their quality of life, addressing the problems of the day—from long working hours to lack of time off.

Who “Invented” Labor Day?

Labor Day was the idea of Peter J. Maguire (although recent research has shown that it might have been his brother Matthew’s idea), a labor union leader who, in 1882, proposed a celebration honoring the American worker. Peter Maguire was the general secretary of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners and a co-founder of the American Federation of Labor. The date chosen was simply “convenient.” Peter Maguire suggested that this date would nicely fall “nearly midway between the Fourth of July and Thanksgiving.”

Recent research indicates that Matthew Maguire, later the secretary of Local 344 of the International Association of Machinists in Paterson, N.J., proposed the holiday in 1882, while serving as secretary of the Central Labor Union in New York. What we do know is that the Central Labor Union adopted a Labor Day proposal and made it happen!

When Is Labor Day?

Year Labor Day
2020 Monday, September 7
2021 Monday, September 6
2022 Monday, September 5
2023 Monday, September 4

How to Celebrate Labor Day Today

Although the day’s focus on organized labor has diminished over the years, the holiday has become the last hurrah of summer—with a barbecue and day off work for many Americans.

And even though the American work force has changed dramatically since the industrial revolution, many Americans still work more hours and take less vacation than our western counterparts. We are constantly connected to our jobs with little respite we all desire a good standard of living.

So, whether you work on a farm, at a plant, in an office or at a home business, we hope that you will take this day of honor, find some work/life balance, and reflect on your good work. After all, at work is where and how we spend the majority of our time!

Also, take a moment to reflect on this history and the many American workers who came before us—to build our railways, roads, infrastructure, and more. Then go to a picnic or barbecue as our ancestral workers did so many years ago!

Labor Day Recipes

Ready for an outdoor barbecue and time with family or friends? We’ve got some great recipe ideas below, courtesy of the Almanac cookbooks!

Summer Salsa Salad. Photo by vm2002.

Did you observe Labor Day? We would enjoy your feedback in the comments below.

Labor Day vs. May Day

Communist and socialist factions worldwide eventually chose May 1 as the date to mark the Haymarket affair. A 1904 conference issued a plea that trade unions stage rallies on the first day of May — demanding to make the eight-hour workday standard. They organized the action in the name of “universal peace.” The first of May is a national, public holiday in many countries across the world, generally known as “Labour Day,” “International Workers’ Day,” or some similar name – although some countries celebrate a Labour Day on other dates significant to them, such as Canada, which celebrate Labor Day, like the U.S., on the first Monday of September.

Here’s the U.S. Department of Labor’s official tribute to U.S. workers on Labor Day:

The vital force of labor added materially to the highest standard of living and the greatest production the world has ever known, and has brought us closer to the realization of our traditional ideals of economic and political democracy. It is appropriate, therefore, that the nation pays tribute on Labor Day to the creator of so much of the nation’s strength, freedom, and leadership — the American worker.”

When Is Labor Day 2015? - Recipes

On the first Monday of September, the United States celebrates Labor Day. But just what is Labor Day? The fact is, while most of us are happy to get the day off or go to a parade, most of us don't know the history behind the holiday -- only that it's been pegged as the last day of the year that you can wear white pants.

The first Labor Day parade was held September 5th, 1882 in New York City to celebrate the strength of trade and labor organizations and to host a festival for workers' families. But there are conflicting theories as to who created the holiday. Some say that it was Peter J. McGuire of the American Federation of Labor, but others argue it was Matthew Maguire who proposed the holiday while serving as the secretary of the Central Labor Union of New York.

What is clear is that the celebration became an unofficial annual affair in New York City held on the first Monday of September. Other states and cities were following suit by 1885, after some urging from the Central Labor Union.

But the history of Labor Day isn't all parades and parties. Strikes and riots also played a huge role, like Chicago's Haymarket riot. The Haymarket riot left eight people died, and was a major setback for the organized labor movement in America.

Photos of the evolution of American labor:

Then, after the Pullman Strike in 1894, a nationwide railway strike, President Grover Cleveland extended an olive branch to unions, and designated Labor Day a federal holiday. But, rather than celebrate the holiday on International Workers' Day on May 1, which has Communist ties and was just days before the anniversary of the Haymarket riot, President Cleveland went with a date designated by McGuire . or Maguire.

Today, the holiday is synonymous with the start of the school year, and storewide sales and discounts. Ironically, because of those sales, employees at stores like Wal-Mart are forced to not only work on Labor Day, but work extended hours. Adding insult to injury, they're not allowed to unionize.


In 1987, Adele Wheeler is a depressed single mother who lives in a rural home with her 13-year-old son, Henry. While they are shopping, a bloody man approaches Henry and makes them take him home to look after him. The man is revealed to be Frank Chambers, an escaped convict wanted by police. Through flashbacks, it is revealed that Frank is a Vietnam veteran who married his pregnant girlfriend, Mandy. A year after the baby's birth, Frank and Mandy had a fight, in which he asked if he was the father. He pushed her against a radiator, resulting in her death. Simultaneously, through imagery, it is implied that the baby drowned. Frank was placed in prison for murder.

Adele tells Frank, seen through flashbacks, that she had a number of miscarriages after Henry, culminating with the full-term stillbirth of a baby girl. This has left Adele with severe anxiety and depression, which Henry's father later explains to Henry as the reasons their marriage failed. Henry has tried to be both a son and a husband but he realizes he cannot provide all of the things Adele needs. Adele is a passionate woman who loves to dance and teaches both Henry and Frank separately to dance. Frank teaches Henry car repairs and other things. He also teaches Adele and Henry how to play baseball and how to bake a peach pie.

Adele and Frank fall in love and plan to escape to Canada with Henry, packing the car and cleaning out the house. Meanwhile, Henry develops a friendship with a mature girl named Eleanor, and goes to see her one more time before they leave. She manipulates him into thinking Adele and Frank are going to abandon him and he accidentally reveals Frank's past. Adele assures Henry she would never leave him. The morning they are going to leave, Henry takes a note to his father's house and leaves it in his mailbox. While he is walking home, a policeman offers to drive him home, and Henry accepts. The policeman is suspicious of the packed car and nearly-empty house, but eventually leaves. Adele goes to the bank to get all the money out of her account, and the bank staff, too, are suspicious. While Adele is gone, a neighbor comes over and speaks to Frank. She, too, is suspicious of who he may be. Henry's father finds the note that Henry left, and calls the house. Before Adele, Frank, and Henry can escape, they hear police sirens approaching. Frank ties Henry and Adele up before he goes out to surrender, so that they won't be charged with harboring a fugitive. It is not revealed who called the police to report Frank's presence at the house. Adele wants to plead in Frank's case but is warned by the prosecutor himself that if she does, Henry might be taken away from her. She writes letters to Frank but to protect her he returns them all unopened.

Years later, adult Henry has become the successful owner of a pie shop and is contacted by Frank, who has seen Henry and his shop in a magazine. He tells Henry he will be released soon and asks him whether or not he should see his mother again. Henry lets Frank know that his mother is still single and lives in the same house. We see Frank appearing to her and they embrace. Adele and Frank in the autumn years of their lives walk in love and Henry takes solace in the fact that he does not need to worry about her being alone.

    as Adele Wheeler as Frank Chambers
    • Tom Lipinski as younger Frank Chambers
      as Older Henry Wheeler/Narrator as 16-year-old Henry Wheeler

    Development Edit

    In September 2009, it was announced that Reitman was working on a screenplay, based on Joyce Maynard's novel. [4] Talking about the story, Reitman said that "I read it, and I saw the movie in my head. It challenged me in a way that I liked. It was different from everything else I’ve read." [5] He also admitted that it was completely different from his previous work and said that "[it] deals with a very complex drama. And I may not nail it on this film, it may just be my first step." [6] Reitman wanted to make the film right after his 2009 film Up in the Air, but due to Winslet's scheduling conflicts, he chose to direct Young Adult first. [7] [8]

    Casting Edit

    Reitman had Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin in mind for the lead roles. [9] In June 2011, it was revealed that Winslet and Brolin had joined the cast of the film. [10] On casting the actors, he said, "I know what actors I want for it. I'll be able to go to them easily" [6] and that "[Winslet] makes those characters beautiful and sexual. I don’t know another actor who does that. I don’t know what I would have done if she’d said no." [7] [11]

    In April 2012, it was announced that James Van Der Beek has joined the cast of the film as a Police Officer and Gattlin Griffith as young Henry Wheeler. [12] [13] In June 2012, it was confirmed that Alexie Gilmore, Brighid Fleming, Lucas Hedges and Micah Fowler had joined the cast of the film. [14] Later Tobey Maguire rounded out the cast and joined the film as adult Henry Wheeler. [15] [16]

    Pre-production Edit

    Production began for the film on June 5, 2012. [17] Reitman and the film's art director Steve Saklad searched a number of houses in Massachusetts as most of the film is set inside the Wheelers' home. According to Reitman, "We searched the entire state of Massachusetts for that house. My location manager has never looked at that many locations looking for one place. For weeks we would just drive down the street, knocking on people’s doors. The house we found was perfect but it was very modern. Steve brought it back to 1987." [7]

    Filming Edit

    Principal photography for the film began on June 13, 2012, in Massachusetts. [18] The filming locations included Acton, Belchertown, Shelburne Falls, [19] Ashland, Sutton, Mansfield, Natick, Medfield, and Medway, Massachusetts. [20] Filming moved to Acton and scenes shot around Piper Road and at a house located in the area. [21] [22] [23] The movie was also filmed at Canobie Lake Park in Salem, New Hampshire. [24] The filming finished on 17 August 2012. [25]

    The first image of Winslet, Brolin, and Griffith was released on July 23, 2013, along with the announcement of film having its world premiere at 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. [26] After its premiere at TIFF, the official poster for the film was revealed on 20 September 2013. [27] The first official trailer of the film was released on October 31, 2013 [28] followed by a second trailer released in November 2013. [29]

    Paramount partnered with the American Pie Council (APC) in promoting the film, [30] and the APC produced materials promoting both the film and National Pie Day (January 23, eight days before the film's general American release). [31]

    The soundtrack was composed by Rolfe Kent who previously composed music for Reitman's Thank You for Smoking (2005), Up in the Air (2009) and Young Adult (2011). The album features I'm Going Home from Arlo Guthrie and Here Before from Vashti Bunyan. [34] It also contains guitar pieces by Andrés Segovia and Shin-Ichi Fukuda. [35] Talking about the music, Kent said that "You know it’s simple to compose happy or sad music, but to create something simple yet sophisticated, that calls the listener to be curious and yet uncertain and perhaps a little unnerved, well it called me to forget everything I knew about composition and discover a whole new musical language. It was at once incredibly stressful, and deeply rewarding." [36] [37]

    Film Music Magazine's Daniel Schweiger praised the soundtrack as "most impactful insights to the human condition, while completely surprising with its cinematic, and musical authorships." [38] Kaya Savas of Film Music Media gave the album four and a half star out of five and said that "There is beauty, sadness and uneasiness all tackled with a wonderfully calculated approach." [39]

    Soundtracks listing Edit

    No. TitleMusicLength
    1."I'm Going Home"Arlo Guthrie3:14
    2."A Stroll"Rolfe Kent2:48
    3."Price Mart"Rolfe Kent4:56
    4."Hunger for Human Touch"Rolfe Kent4:15
    5."Frank the HandyMan"Rolfe Kent2:24
    6."Eating Pie"Rolfe Kent1:43
    7."Here Before"Vashti Bunyan2:06
    8."Exercises in B Minor, Op. 35, No. 22: Allegretto"Shin-Ichi Fukuda1:56
    9."Adele’s Miscarriages"Rolfe Kent4:42
    10."Letter to Dad"Rolfe Kent5:17
    11."Frank Is Arrested"Rolfe Kent1:27
    12."Henry Grows Up"Rolfe Kent7:31
    13."Romance de los Pinos"Andrés Segovia1:41
    Total length: 43:59

    Songs Edit

    The soundtrack album features three songs. [39] "Wings" from Birdy and "Take Us Alive" from Other Lives were featured in the trailers of the movie. [40] [41] [42]

    # Song/artist Writer Length
    1 "I'm Going Home" by Arlo Guthrie Arlo Guthrie (for Alice's Restaurant) 3:14
    2 "Here Before" by Vashti Bunyan Vashti Bunyan (for Lookaftering) 2:06
    3 "Exercises in B Minor, Op. 35, No. 22: Allegretto" by Shin-Ichi Fukuda 2:55

    The film had a limited release on December 27, 2013, for a one-week awards-qualifying run and had a wide release on January 31, 2014, in the United States. [43]

    Home media Edit

    The film was released on DVD + Blu-ray in US on April 29, 2014. [44] Bonus features include deleted scenes, a "End of Summer: making-of" Labor Day segment, and commentary featuring Reitman, cinematographer Steelberg, and first assistant director/co-producer Jason Blumenfeld. [45] [46]

    Box office Edit

    The film was opened wide along with That Awkward Moment on Super Bowl weekend. It grossed an estimated $5.3 million in its first three days and ranked seventh on its opening weekend, in domestic box office rankings by Rentrak. [47] The film grossed $13.4 million in the U.S. and $5.9 million in the rest of the world, resulting in a worldwide gross of $19.3 million. [2]

    Critical response Edit

    According to aggregate review site Rotten Tomatoes the film holds a 35% approval rating based on 199 reviews, with an average rating of 5.22/10. The website's critical consensus states: "Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin make for an undeniably compelling pair, but they can't quite rescue Labor Day from the pallid melodrama of its exceedingly ill-advised plot." [48] At Metacritic, the film holds an average score of 52 out of 100, based on 43 reviews from mainstream critics, which indicates "mixed or average reviews". [49]

    Todd McCarthy of The Hollywood Reporter, in his review said that "the film emits frequent pangs of emotion and tension, which enable it to prevail over threats from the cliches and inevitabilities of the story's format. There is more than one instance when events will cause many viewers' hearts to leap, as they say, into their throats, and the wrap-up is quietly satisfying." [50] Peter Debruge of Variety stated that Labor Day brims with such carefully observed details, all of them a little too elegant to feel entirely genuine, and yet impossible to fault" and that Winslet "communicates Adele's fragility in a matter of a few short scenes." [51] Lou Lumenick in his review for the New York Post, compared the film with Clint Eastwood's A Perfect World. [52] Mark Kermode of the BBC gave the film a positive review and praised Winslet's performance. [53]


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    Favorite Cruise Recipes: Barbecue Ribs & Chicken for Labor Day

    This Monday is Labor Day in the United States and other countries. It honors the labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of their country. For many, it’s a weekend to relax, spend time with family and, of course, barbecue! Some of you might even be embarking a Holland America Line cruise.

    We love to host a good barbecue for our guests, and many of our cruises are enhanced by festive parties out on the Lido Deck where barbecue delicacies take center stage on the menu. From traditional favorites like chicken to more exotic entrees like salmon, there are many ways to serve up fantastic barbecue dishes.

    Here are two of Holland America Line’s favorite barbecue recipes to assist you this weekend as you fire up the grill and barbecue for family and friends.


    2.5 pounds Chicken legs Halved into thigh/ drumstick portions
    5 oz BBQ Sauce
    3.5 tsp Garlic, minced
    2.5 tsp BBQ spice
    4 tsp Olive oil
    2.5 tsp Salt
    1/2 tsp Pepper
    4 tsp Cider vinegar
    3.5 tsp Brown sugar
    3.5 tsp Harissa Paste
    1/2 tsp Tabasco
    Scallions, chopped for garnish

    1. Make two slashes, about one inch apart, into the thickest part of the drumstick and thigh meat, cutting to the bone. Season chicken with salt/pepper/ BBQ spice. Mix in garlic and olive oil.

    2. In bowl, mix barbecue sauce with Tabasco, harissa paste, brown sugar and vinegar.

    3. Place chicken on hot grill, cook for 20-25 minutes turning until chicken is starting to turn golden brown. Using a thermometer chicken should reach 165F internal temperature. Brush chicken generously with the barbecue sauce all over and continue cooking to create a golden brown, shiny glaze on the chicken. Remove from grill and serve.

    4. Once plated, add additional sauce and garnish with chopped scallions.

    Labor Day is the perfect time to try out one of Holland America Line’s barbecue recipes.


    5 lbs Pork Spare Ribs
    2 tbsp Olive Oil
    5 tsp Garlic, Minced
    2.5 tsp BBQ spice
    1.5 tsp Cayenne pepper
    1.5 tsp Mesquite
    1.5 tsp Paprika
    2 tsp Chili powder
    7.5 oz Barbecue Sauce
    1.5 tbsp Apple juice
    1/3 cup Tomato ketchup
    2 tsp Cornstarch
    1 tsp Water
    4 tsp Apple cider vinegar
    4.5 tsp Granulated sugar
    1.5 tsp Mesquite for marinade
    2 tsp Chili powder for marinade
    2 tsp Worcestershire sauce

    Caramelize sugar in thick-bottom pan, deglaze pan with vinegar and allow reducing until syrupy and bubbling. Add apple juice, tomato ketchup, barbecue sauce, Worcestershire sauce, cayenne pepper, paprika, mesquite and chili powder. Bring to a simmer for 10 minutes, thicken sauce as needed with cornstarch slurry (water/cornstarch mix), strain through a china cap to remove any lumps. Save until needed.

    1. In food pan marinate ribs in olive oil, garlic, barbecue spice, cayenne pepper, mesquite, paprika and chili powder for 24 hours.

    2. Remove ribs from marinade and brown on hot grill at 450F. Transfer to 2-inch pan. Place in oven at 350F and bake for 35-40 minutes until golden brown on outside.

    3. Remove from oven and brush each rib with barbecue sauce, cover with foil and place back in oven for 25 minutes.

    4. Remove foil and complete cooking for 10 more minutes until ribs are well glazed. Just prior to serving place back on hot grill to complete cooking.

    5. To serve, plate ribs, then sprinkle with scallions and additional sauce on request.

    Don’t forget to serve the barbecue entree with some fantastic sides like potato salad, coleslaw, baked beans and fresh fruit.

    Cruise guests choose their sides at a barbecue on deck.

    Bottom photos courtesy of Cees Kloppenburg.

    And of course, a delicious dessert is a must. Shake up a traditional s’more by adding some pineapple inside, like the Westerdam team recently served.

    Which recipe will you be trying this weekend? Tell us below! Happy Labor Day!

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    Need to know the exact date of Labor Day this year?

    Labor Day falls on first Monday in September each year.

    Here's a chart that shows what date Labor Day is celebrated from 2019 - 2031:

    Year Day Labor Day Falls on Labor Day
    2019 Monday September 2, 2019
    2020 Monday September 7, 2020
    2021 Monday September 6, 2021
    2022 Monday September 5, 2022
    2023 Monday September 4, 2023
    2024 Monday September 2, 2024
    2025 Monday September 1, 2025
    2026 Monday September 7, 2026
    2027 Monday September 6, 2027
    2028 Monday September 4, 2028
    2029 Monday September 3, 2029
    2030 Monday September 2, 2030
    2031 Monday September 1, 2031

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