NEW YORK CITY – For many, Labor Day means barbecues, boat trips and a day off. But do young Americans know why we’re partying?
““I actually don’t know why we celebrate Labor Day,” Jeremy told Fox News
“I have no idea. “I was wondering that the other day,” Elijah said. “Honestly, I think it’s just a day off. I don’t have any more information.
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Brianna said, “Anything to do with America?”
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On the first Monday of every September, Americans enjoy a long weekend marking the unofficial end of summer to celebrate American workers. A national holiday since 1894, Labor Day honors the American labor movement and recognizes the many contributions workers have made to America’s strength, prosperity and well-being.
However, some people Fox News spoke to don’t know exactly what the holiday means.
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““We Americans celebrate Labor Day because if we didn’t work, we wouldn’t have the money to pay for all of this,” Joey told Fox News. “This is why we live, why we breathe, why we experience culture as such.” Is.”
Azme said, “I know it’s for working people.”
“After Labor Day, you should never wear white again,” Noa said.
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The push to recognize American workers dates back to the 1880s, when working conditions were often unsafe and people were overworked. Increasingly popular unions began to organize in protest and fight for reform. According to History.com, the first Labor Day parade took place in 1882, when 10,000 workers took unpaid time to march in New York City.
While some may have forgotten the origin of the holiday, others had a slightly better understanding of why we celebrate Labor Day.
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““Labor Day is the day to remember all the people who fought for the rights of working people like me,” said Anika. “Basically, it’s a day – I think it was during the Industrial Revolution – when people were basically fighting and demonstrating for their rights.”
Remeta said it was a day to “celebrate the struggle and everything the workers are doing to help make the country so great”.
Fox News’ Isabelle McDonnell contributed to this report