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‘Labor Day’ by Mir Tamim Ansary is available at the Detroit Lakes Public Library. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Learn about history of Labor Day at DL Library

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We all know Labor Day is that long weekend before the kids go back to school, but why do we celebrate it?

According to the United States Department of Labor website, we celebrate the “contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.”


The Central Labor Union was behind the first Labor Day celebration, which took place Sept. 5, 1882 in New York City.  To learn more, come to your library!

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