Labor Day is a Federal holiday which is celebrated on the first Monday in September. This year it will be on Monday, September 7, 2009. The celebration was first designed to give a day of rest or ‘day off’ for the working man and became a federal holiday in 1894. It also marks the symbolic end of summer. Most offices including banks, post offices and other federal and state offices are closed. Of course, if you want to go the beach or shopping, or the amusement parks, you can look forward to being received with wide opened arms.