Labor Day is that day in September many of us look forward to because it means we get a 3-day weekend. Lately the history of the holiday has been lost on us, so here are a fun interesting facts about Labor Day.
Labor Day Facts
Traditionally Labor Day was a day for parades, rallies, and picnics for labor unions and workers.
Unions and other labor groups use this day to fight for labor rights.
In Canada and The United States, Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday of September.
First Labor Day
The first Labor Day was on September 5, 1882 in New York. 10,000 wokers assembled to march for woker's rights.
8-Hour Work Day
May 1, 1886 workers took to the streets in the United States in demand of reducing shifts to 8-hour days.
First State to Recognize
In 1887, Oregeon was the first US state to celebrate Labor Day as a legal holiday in 1887.
National Holiday Status
In 1894 under President Grover Cleveland, Labor Day was voted to become an official national holiday in a bid to appeal to his constituents. He lost the election that year.
The fashion rule of not wearing white after labor day is symbolic to the uniforms that were worn at that time.
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