Labor Day: 6 Facts You May Not Have Known
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!
- Labor day began in Canada in 1872. It’s original significance was a demonstration of workers demanding their rights.
- Labor Day was first celebrated in the US on Tuesday, September 5th, 1882. About 10,000 workers paraded past City Hall in New York.
- It was June 28th, 1894 when the first Monday in September was made the legal holiday for labor day!
- In the late 1800’s the average work day was 12 hour.
- 1916 was the year that the 8 hour work day was established.
- 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!
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