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HOLIDAYS: Labor Day (first Monday in September)




Choose the best response to complete each sentence.


1. Labor Day (spelled "Labour Day" in Canada) is a North American holiday that takes (place/location) on the first Monday in September.

2. This holiday was created back in 1882 to (honor/cherish) working individuals and provide them with a day off.

3. These days, the holiday is regarded as the (symbol/symbolic) end of Summer.

4. It is a low- (key/action) holiday - there aren't too many events or activities associated with it. For most people, it is (simple/simply) a day of rest.

5. Like other holidays such as Memorial Day, and the Fourth of July, this holiday is all about (recreation/creation) - getting together with friends and family for barbecues, picnics, etc.

6. In many other parts of the world, including the UK, this holiday is (celebration/celebrated) on May 1st.

7. A well-known (and humorous) fashion (custom/customer) was that one shouldn't wear white (shoes/clothes) after Labor Day. These days, few people (advertise/adhere) to this.

8. One famous American Labor Day tradition is the Muscular Dystrophy Telethon, a TV (fundmaker/fundraiser) which has been raising money for needy children since 1966.




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