The Labor Day Holiday!
Posted by Gennine Cooper
September 2, 2020
Happy Labor Day! For most people, Labor Day is the ultimate long weekend – it’s the end of summer and the beginning of fall, celebrated by many by heading to the beach, enjoying family BBQs, or spend time relaxing by the pool. It is a weekend of celebrations, which is appropriate because Labor Day itself is a celebration of the achievements of the American workers and the contributions they have made to the prosperity of our country.
Here are a few facts about Labor Day:
- The first Labor Day occurred on Tuesday, September 5, 1882 in New York City, planned by the Central Labor Union.
- Oregon was the first state to make Labor Day a holiday in 1887.
- It was established nationwide as a holiday in 1894.
- The eight-hour workday was established in 1916.
However you choose to celebrate the end of summer on this Labor Day, take a minute to thank yourself and all of the hard-working Americans who helped to build this nation – past, present, and future.