To many, the Labor Day weekend is a time for parties and barbeques as it marks the last day of summer. This day is a federal holiday and was created in order to honor working people.
This holiday is celebrated across the U.S. by families with picnics, sports events, barbeques and short trips. Here are a few quick facts about Labor Day.
- The first American state to make this day a holiday is Oregon. The state declared this day as a holiday in 1887.
- This day was created in order to recognize the working class.
- New York City celebrated the first Labor Day in the U.S. on September 5, 1982.On that day, more than 10,000 workers took unpaid leave and took part in concerts, picnics, and speeches.
- President Grover Cleveland made this day a federal holiday in 1894 and in the same year, the first Monday in September was made the official Labor Day holiday by the U.S. Congress.
- Labor Day also marks the start of the football season and many teams in the U.S. will play their first game on this day.
- Generally people don’t wear white clothes and shoes after Labor Day as this day marks the unofficial end of summer.
All government offices, schools, courts, libraries, banks and post offices will be closed on Labor Day. As this day marks the last day of summer, take some time during this weekend to relax and spend time with family. This day brings summer’s last sales and Labor Day sales offer some genuine steals. Some stores also offer deals beyond Labor Day and don’t miss out on those deals.
We wish you a happy Labor Day!