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Which phrase is correct Labor's day or Labor day?
I have seen these phrases used in several texts on the internet but I don't why I should use one or the other.
Last edited by gugugo; 03-May-2013 at 13:36. Reason: I made some spelling mistakes
Here's why: Labo[u]r Day isn't possessed by Labour (incidentally, that Wikipedia article begins by saying 'Labor Day is an American federal holiday observed on the first Monday in September'. Given the date of your post, I imagine you're asking about the European version, known in the UK as 'Labour Day' - in early May).
It's a day marked to celebrate the power/nobility/worthiness/solidarity ... of Labour.
Should I say: In Panama we celebrate Labor day on May 1st, or In Panama we celebrate Labor's day on May 1st ?
I wonder why the other option is wrong.
Because we don't say it that way.
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.