Labor Day

Welcome to our range of Labor Day

Labor Day 2021 is on September 6th this year. The day itself celebrates the achievements of American workers and occurs on the first Monday of September. 

 

From metal lapel pins, an embroidered patch to a 7" diameter foldable nylon fan. We'll have something to get your holiday off to a good start!

 

This day also presents the start of the academic year. A student school backpack is an ideal choice for children who need an essential school supply.

 

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History

Did you know that the first U.S. Labor Day was celebrated in New York City on September 5th, 1882? Planned by the Central Labor Union, there was a huge parade of 10,000 workers who took unpaid leave to walk from City Hall past Union Square to 42nd Street - finishing in Wendel's Elm Park (92nd Street and 9th Avenue). Workers could enjoy a concert, talks and some fantastic food!

 

Fun Facts!

- Oregon declared Labor Day an official holiday in 1887.

- The first EVER Waffle house opened the same day in 1955 in Avondale Estates, GA.

- In the late 1800s, the average American worked 12-hour days and seven-day weeks to eke out a basic living.

- $7.25 was the hourly federal minimum wage in 2021. A fortune compared to the minimum wage in 1938 of $0.25.

- Labor Day weekend is a popular time to travel, where people can head to the lake or beach.