Labor Day isn't only about grilling out, TV marathons and shopping deals.
The holiday, which falls on the first Monday of every September, represents the creation of the labor movement and is about social and economic achievements of American workers, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
Municipal leaders first passed ordinances to recognize the day in 1885, and state leaders followed suit in subsequent years.
On June 28, 1894, Congress passed an act officially establishing the legal holiday, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
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