5 Fun Facts about Labor Day
Happy Labor Day Weekend 5milers! Whether you’re taking a break from work or spending the weekend shopping, make sure to check out these fun facts that you might not have known about Labor Day!
- The first US Labor Day was on Tuesday, September 5, 1882 in New York City and was celebrated by the Central Labor Union.
- It is believed that the creators of labor day decided to pick the first week of September because it is the time is between the Fourth of July and Thanksgiving.
- President Grover Cleveland was the one who decided that the first Monday of every September would be set aside to celebrate Labor Day. This was in response to the Labor strikes happening during the period.
- Labor Day is also celebrated in other countries but on different days. Many choose May Day, or May 1, as their day to honor the contributions and achievements of working people.
- Historians say the expression “no white after Labor Day” comes from the habit of the “upper class” returning from their summer vacations and stowing away their lightweight, white summer clothes to prepare their winter wardrobe.
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