Wednesday, September 3, 2008

A little bit about Labor Day:

  • Labor Day is always the first Monday of September
  • Is a creation of the labor movement
  • Labor Day is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American Workers and is a tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well being of our country
  • It remains unknown whether Peter McGuire or Matthew McGuire was the actual founder of Labor Day
  • The very first Labor Day was on Tuesday, September 5, 1882 and was celebrated in New York City
  • It wasn’t until 1884 that they switched it to Mondays
  • Oregon was the first state to recognize Labor Day by legislative enactment in February of 1887

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