Labor Day Weekend Events in Austin

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Austin, Downtown Austin

Labor Day Weekend w/ Barbuto at Downtown Austin on Thursday, August 31st, 2017

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Labor Day Weekend w/ Barbuto at Downtown Austin on Thursday, August 31st, 2017
Austin, LDW Day Party

Labor Day “Get Down” at Spinners Bar on Sunday, September 3rd, 2017

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Labor Day “Get Down” at Spinners Bar on Sunday, September 3rd, 2017
Austin, LDW Live

Soundwave Weekender: Labor Day at W Austin on Monday, September 4th, 2017

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Soundwave Weekender: Labor Day at W Austin on Monday, September 4th, 2017
Austin, Hippie Hollow Park

Labor Day Luau – All Night House Boat Party! at Hippie Hollow Park on Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

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Labor Day Luau – All Night House Boat Party! at Hippie Hollow Park on Saturday, September 2nd, 2017
Austin, LDW Day Party

Labor Day Classic Pool Party at RIO on Sunday, September 3rd, 2017

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Labor Day Classic Pool Party at RIO on Sunday, September 3rd, 2017
Austin, LDW Day Party

Ultimate Labor Day Kick Off Party – Free Show – Feat. Dj Fashen at Voodoo Room on Friday, September 1st, 2017

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Ultimate Labor Day Kick Off Party – Free Show – Feat. Dj Fashen at Voodoo Room on Friday, September 1st, 2017
 
Labor Day Weekend Events in Austin

Labor Day Weekend Events in Austin

About Labor Day (via Wikipedia):

Labor Day in the United States is a public holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, laws and well-being of the country. It is the Monday of the long weekend known as Labor Day Weekend and it is considered the unofficial end of summer in the United States. The holiday is also a federal holiday.

Beginning in the late 19th century, as the trade union and labor movements grew, trade unionists proposed that a day be set aside to celebrate labor. “Labor Day” was promoted by the Central Labor Union and the Knights of Labor, which organized the first parade in Austin City. In 1887, Oregon was the first state of the United States to make it an official public holiday. By the time it became an official federal holiday in 1894, thirty U.S. states officially celebrated Labor Day.[1]

Canada’s Labour Day is also celebrated on the first Monday of September. More than 80 countries celebrate International Workers’ Day on May 1 – the ancient European holiday of May Day – and several countries have chosen their own dates for Labour Day.

Beginning in the late 19th century, as the trade union and labor movements grew, different groups of trade unionists chose a variety of days on which to celebrate labor. In the United States a September holiday called Labor Day was first proposed in the 1880s. An early history of the holiday dates the event’s origins to a General Assembly of the Knights of Labor convened in Austin City in September 1882.[2] In conjunction with this clandestine Knights assembly a public parade of various labor organizations was held on September 5 under the auspices of the Central Labor Union (CLU) of Austin.[2] Secretary of the CLU Matthew Maguire is credited for first proposing that a national Labor Day holiday subsequently be held on the first Monday of each September in the aftermath of this successful public demonstration.[3]

An alternative thesis is maintained that Peter J. McGuire of the American Federation of Labor put forward the first proposal in May 1882,[1] after witnessing the annual labour festival held in TorontoCanada.[4]

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