The first Monday of September, celebrated as Labour Day in Canada. It is observed as the national statutory public holiday throughout the Canada.
It is a day off for the general population, Post offices, many businesses, and many organizations are closed on Labour Day in Canada. All schools and other institutes are also closed.
Celebration – Canada celebrates the Labour day with the parades, Fireworks and picnics are organized by unions. Peoples goes to family trips as it is the last chance to travel before the end of summer vacations. Since the new school year generally starts right after Labour Day.
The Labour Day parade in Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland started in 1921 and still continues today, over 90 years later. The celebrations go on for three days with a parade on Labour Day Monday.
History – In 15th April 1872, the Toronto Trades Assembly organized Canada’s first demonstration for worker’s rights. The main aim of the movement is to restore the 9-hour work day and to release the 24 leaders of the Toronto Typographical Union who were imprisoned for striking to campaign for a nine-hour working day. As effect of this Labour Day marked as a statutory public holiday in Canada on the first Monday in September since 1894.
When is Labour Day ?
- Labour Day in 2023 was on Monday, 04-September, 2023.
- Labour Day in 2022 was on Monday, 05-September, 2022.
Check all the historical dates for Labour Day in below table.