September 7, 2020
Labor Day Closings
Monday, September 7, 2020
City of Lenoir City Hall and some recreational facilities will be closed Monday, Sept. 7, in observance of Labor Day. The Lenoir Aquatic & Fitness Center will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday's garbage route will be collected Wednesday. The rest of the week will be on a regular schedule. The Recycling Center on Pennton Avenue will be closed.
Click here to view the Garbage Routes.
About the Holiday
Labor Day in the United States is a public holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It honors the American labor movement and the power of collective action by laborers, who are essential for the workings of society. It is recognized as a federal holiday.
Beginning in the late 19th century, as the trade union and labor movements grew, trade unionists proposed that a day be set aside to celebrate labor. "Labor Day" was promoted by the Central Labor Union and the Knights of Labor, which organized the first parade in New York City. In 1887, Oregon was the first state of the United States to make it an official public holiday. By the time it became an official federal holiday in 1894, 30 states in the United States officially celebrated Labor Day. Source