When Is Labor Day (2017-2023)?

Plan Ahead for Your Labor Day in New England

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Here in New England, Labor Day marks the unofficial end of the summer travel season. But when is Labor Day?

In the United States, Labor Day is always observed on the first Monday in September. It has been an official federal holiday since 1894. Originally a tribute to labor unions and their members, Labor Day has evolved to become a low-key day off for most American workers.

Whether you'll be barbecuing at home or joining the throngs of motorists headed to New England's beaches for one last hurrah over the three-day Labor Day weekend, here is a handy guide to Labor Day dates for the years ahead.

Labor Day Dates 2017 - 2023

Monday, September 4, 2017

Monday, September 3, 2018

Monday, September 2, 2019

Monday, September 7, 2020

Monday, September 6, 2021

Monday, September 5, 2022

Monday, September 4, 2023

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What is Open and Closed on Labor Day?

Labor Day is a national holiday, so the following are closed: U.S. post offices, government offices, schools, universities, libraries, banks, stock markets. Essential services that remain open include: airports, hospitals, police stations.

Most businesses close, providing employees with a three-day holiday weekend.

Most retail and hospitality businesses, however, stay open on Labor Day including: restaurants, hotels, inns, transportation services (limited schedules may be in effect), gas stations, supermarkets, drug stores, retail stores.

Laws regulating whether liquor stores may be open on Labor Day vary by state.

How to Celebrate Labor Day in New England

In celebration of its 20th anniversary, the Rhythm & Roots festival, held each Labor Day Weekend in Charlestown, Rhode Island, has been expanded to three full days in 2017. The Mavericks and Roseanne Cash are among those scheduled to perform.

Plan ahead and save money by purchasing tickets and camping access in advance.

There are many more fun annual events that take place over the Labor Day holiday weekend including:

Past Labor Day Dates

Monday, September 5, 2016 | Monday, September 7, 2015 | Monday, September 1, 2014 | Monday, September 2, 2013 | Monday, September 3, 2012 | Monday, September 5, 2011 | Monday, September 6, 2010 | Monday, September 7, 2009 | Monday, September 1, 2008 | Monday, September 3, 2007 | Monday, September 4, 2006