HAPPENING TODAY | Labor Day 2014 events

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(Sept. 1, 2014) – Labor Day is a United States federal holiday that takes place on the first Monday in September every year.

According to Tech Times, the holiday was born out of the U.S. labor movement in the 19th century when workers sought better working conditions, fairer wages and union representation.

The first Labor Day holiday was signed into law in Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Oregon in 1887.

The ordinance passed in many of the other states through the years, and on June 28, 1894, Congress declared the first Monday in September as Labor Day.

Throughout the years, Labor Day has evolved to mean a variety of different things.

For many, it’s a day off work, the unofficial end of summer, a big sale weekend for retailers, and the end of white clothing.

No matter what Labor Day means to you, check out the list below to take advantage of holiday activities around the area!

Important Note: There will be no trash pickup and no mail delivery today. Additionally, all city and state buildings as well as all Indianapolis Public Library locations will be closed in observance of this holiday.