Labor Day is a national holiday, honoring working people, their contributions, achievements, and sacrifices in pursuit of national prosperity and well-being.  The Labor Day weekend is generally seen to mark the end of the summer season.  It has been celebrated as a national holiday since 1894 as a celebration of the American worker and the great American work ethic.  Labor Day is all about the great American worker, the driving engine behind the most productive economy in the world, and the American work ethic which lead to one of the highest standards of living in the world.