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​Are Businesses Open on Labor Day?

September holds many important dates such as WWII VJ Day on the 2nd, 911 Remembrance, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, and even the Autumnal Equinox on the 23rd. None of these days are federal or business holidays however. Labor Day, which occurs each year on the first Monday in September, was made a federal holiday in 1894 and celebrates the labor and trade movement in the United States. Taking time to appreciate and reflect on the social and economic blessings that a society has received can certainly be a beneficial exercise. The roots of who actually proposed or began the celebration of labor and trades in the United States is up for debate but Oregon was the first state to declare it a holiday in 1887. 

The observance of Labor Day is often celebrated by parades, sporting events, picnics, and ironically many retail stores offer big sales. Government offices, post offices, schools, and many businesses will be closed for Labor Day on September 7th this year. While some businesses will be open for Labor Day, you can check out the remaining business holidays still coming in 2015 on our calendar.