Fun facts about Labor Day!

  • The first celebrated US Labor Day was on Tuesday, September 5, 1882 in New York City, planned by the Central Labor Union.
  • Canada is said to have originated the idea of hosting a day honoring the labor movement. In 1872, they held a “Nine-Hour Movement” to show support for striking workers.
  • There is disagreement about who actually proposed Labor Day as a holiday. Some say it was Peter J. McGuire, who was the cofounder of the American Federation of Labor. Others believe that it was Matthew Maguire, a machinist.
  • Oregon was the first state to celebrate Labor Day as a legal holiday in 1887.
  • On June 28, 1894, Congress passed an act making the first Monday in September of each year a legal holiday in the District of Columbia and the territories.
  • Back in the day, people stopped wearing white or seersucker clothes after Labor Day as it unofficially marked the end of summer. Now, we do whatever we want to.
  • The football season starts on or around Labor Day and many teams play their first game of the year during Labor Day weekend
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