Labor Day: 6 Facts You May Not Have Known

TLabor dayhis coming Monday is Labor Day, for many of us it marks the official end of summer. We take one last weekend for the cookout’s, pool parties, picnics and getaways.

Yet Labor Day was not initially about fun, but improving quality of the working class. Below are 6 facts you may not have known about Labor Day. Probably the most important one now days is #6!

  1. Labor day began in Canada in 1872. It’s original significance was a demonstration of workers demanding their rights.
  2. Labor Day was first celebrated in the US on Tuesday, September 5th, 1882. About 10,000 workers paraded past City Hall in New York.
  3. It was June 28th, 1894 when the first Monday in September was made the legal holiday for labor day!
  4. In the late 1800’s the average work day was 12 hour.
  5. 1916 was the year that the 8 hour work day was established.
  6. And probably the most important fact about Labor Day: It is the start of football season! Many teams play their first game on Labor Day weekend!

There you have it, 6 facts about Labor Day. So take some time off enjoy your last hoo-rah of the summer! Be safe and have fun!

PS. Our office will be closed Monday, September 1 & 2.  Make sure you get in and get your adjustment before your party!