The first Monday in September is recognized as Labor Day. This special day is dedicated to the economic and social accomplishments of American employees. Labor Day was announced as a national holiday to honor workers and their contributions, and also to encourage the prosperity and overall well being of their nation. To honor all hard workers, we have rounded up some surprising Labour Day trivia facts that you might not know.
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The First Labor Day Parade in NYC
New York’s Central Labor Union held a parade on September 5, 1882. This event was organized to celebrate union work and also to show support for all unions. More than 10,000 union employees took leave from work to participate in the parade. They marched from City Hall, past Union Square, and till 42nd Street, reported by Politico.
1. Is Labor Day the End of Hot Dog Season?
- A. Yes
- B. No
Nobody Knows Who Actually Invented Labor Day
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, both Matthew McGuire a machinist and Peter McGuire a carpenter proposed a day to celebrate workers’ hard work and contribution. Hence both are credited for the creation of Labor Day.
Oregon Was the First State to Declare Labor Day
Oregon announced Labor Day a legal holiday on February 21, 1887. In the same year Massachusetts, New York, and New Jersey also officially adopted the day as a holiday.
Labor Day Was Approved on June 28, 1894
The decision to announce Labor Day on the first Monday of September was officially approved on June 28, 1894.
“No White After Labor Day” Rule
The tradition comes from when the upper class returned from their summer holidays. They stow away their white summer clothes once they come back to school or work. The old fashion rule is going out of style. Now people wear white dresses when they want to.
Labor Day Is Known as the ‘Unofficial NFL Season Kickoff’
Most of the time, the NFL season begins Thursday after Labor Day.
It’s the Official End of Hot Dog Season
As reported by the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council, Americans eat almost 7 billion hot dogs from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
We learned that Labor Day is a holiday to recognize workers’ rights. Now it is time to take our fun Labor Day facts trivia to test your knowledge.