We all think of Labor Day as the end of summer. Kids return to school (at least kids attending Long Island schools go back after Labor Day). Many people aren’t even aware of what the day is truly about. In honor of this day, we’re sharing fast facts about Labor Day.
Five fast facts about Labor Day you may not know
- The number 8 is significant to Labor Day. It’s how many work hours the labor union advocated for, along with 8 hours of recreation and 8 hours of rest. Breaking up the 24 hours in each day into 8 hour segments.
- President Grover Cleveland signed the law making Labor Day a national holiday.
- It all started in Chicago. In 1886 workers protested in support of that 8-hour work day, and it all started in Chicago with thousands of other laborers joining in around the country.
- It’s dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers.
- Labor Day's always celebrated on the FIRST Monday of September.
What else do you know about Labor Day? Share it with us! Everyone in the Tango office loves the history of our beautiful country.