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20th August 2020

How well do you know Labor Day?

Demonstrating your knowledge about this unofficial holiday means you can show off how much you know. Educate the closest people in your life with some interesting facts about this holiday!

 

10 Interesting 'Did You Know' Facts

  1. Oregon declared Labor Day an official holiday in 1887.
  2. The first ever Waffle house opened the same day in 1955 in Avondale Estates, GA.
  3. An American would usually work 12 hours each day for seven-day weeks in the late 1800s.
  4. Labor Day is the ‘unofficial NFL season kickoff’ where its players play their first season game on the Thursday after Labor Day.
  5. The first U.S. Labor Day was celebrated on September 5, 1882 in New York City
  6. Labor Day celebrates the contributions made by 155 million men and women in the US workforce.
  7. On 28 June, 1894, Congress made the first Monday in September a legal holiday in the District of Columbia and its territories.
  8. Supposedly, Canada started the idea of honoring a day about this labor movement.
  9. A Labor Day parade in New York City runs through 20 blocks north of where the 1882 Labor march first took place.
  10. According to The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council, Americans eat 7 billion hot dogs between Memorial Day and Labor Day!

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