Labor Day was first observed on September 5, 1882 in New York City. NYC would celebrate the day with parades. Labor Day became a federal holiday in 1894. All 50 U.S. states have made Labor Day a state holiday as well. Labor Day is regarded by most Americans as the end of the summer. Many schools start up the day after Labor Day. The holiday itself is celebrated as a day of rest and parties. Good times include picnics, barbecues, fireworks and public events. We have a list of baby names that embrace the meaning of labor and hard work. Here's a list of names with work in their meaning.