Labor Day Quiz: Do You Really Know What We're Celebrating?

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By Bruce Watson

Most people only think of Labor Day as a nice excuse for long weekend, the beginning of fall or the start of football season. But the last holiday of summer is more than a day off work: It's also one of the most controversial of American holidays, a celebration of the laborers -- and more specifically, the unionized laborers -- who made America strong. In honor of America's workers, we put together this little quiz.

If you've ever wondered what Labor Day means, how it came into being or why it's still important, take a peek.

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(This article originally appeared on DailyFinance on Aug. 31, 2012)