Labor day will be celebrated by families around the country with picnics, BBQs, road trips and sport events. Labor day is the last blast of the summer vacations season.
Here is a list of 10 Labor Day facts that you might not know:
- Originally it began as a significant demonstration to demand the rights for workers. Labor Day began in Canada in 1872.
- The first US Labor day was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882… yes, it was on the 5th instead of the 1st.
- Oregon was the first state to make Labor Day a holiday.
- On June 28, 1894, the Congress passed an act making the first Monday in September of each year a legal holiday in the District of Columbia and the territories
- In the late 1800s the average American worked 12 hrs days and 7 days a week. Children as young as 5 – 6 yrs old worked in factories and mines.
- In 1916 the Adamson Act regulate the working hours in private companies, 8 hrs a day.
- What are we celebrating? The contributions and achievements of the 155 million men and woman who are in the U.S. workforce.
- People did not wear white or seersucker clothes after Labor Day, because it unofficially marked the end of the summer.
- The football season starts on or around the Labor Day.
- Labor Day is viewed as the unofficial last day of vacation before the start of the new school year.
Be relax, enjoy your Labor Day… let’s celebrate!