Please be aware that on Monday, September 5, the U.S. Embassy in Montevideo will be closed in observance of the U.S. holiday: Labor Day. Thank you for your understanding.
The United States observes Labor Day on the first Monday in September. The holiday’s origins are based on a “workingmen’s holiday” that the Central Labor Union of New York first held on September 5, 1882. The holiday rapidly spread throughout the country over the next twelve years until Congress incorporated it into the federal schedule of holidays in 1894. Labor Day heralds the end of summer and the reopening of schools.