The LMGPR team wishes you all and safe and happy Labor Day holiday weekend. In honor of the holiday, we’ve done some research and posted our top 10 list of interesting Labor Day facts. The content is courtesy of Associated Content. You can view the entire list here. Just a little knowledge on the incoming holiday. Enjoy the weekend.

  1. Labor Day was first observed on September 5th, 1882.
  2. Oregon was the first state to declare Labor Day as law.
  3. 10,000 workers took an unpaid holiday to march in the first Labor Day parade.
  4. The first Labor Day parade was actually not held on a Monday, but on a Tuesday.
  5. The first Labor Day was really a rally for the adoption of eight hour work days and other more suitable working conditions.
  6. President Grover Cleveland declared Labor Day to be the first Monday of September.
  7. President Grover Cleveland was a staunch opponent of organized labor groups. Nevertheless, he pushed Labor Day through Congress in lightning speed in order to stop literal riots that were breaking out across the United States.
  8. Traditionally, it has been unacceptable to wear white after Labor Day, though today’s fashion rules seem to be tired of this tradition.
  9. Many other countries celebrate May Day a holiday very similar to our Labor Day, dedicated to workers’ rights.
  10. Labor Day is celebrated in Canada as well as the United States.