Do you ever wonder what Labor Day is about other than the end of summer? Some use it as a last hurrah by planning a trip to the beaches of Hilton Head or San Diego. So as we prepare to bring summer to an end and put away our white pants and shorts, here are 5 facts about Labor Day for you to know:
· Labor Day is celebrated on the 1st Monday of September
· The federal holiday started in 1894 by President Grover Cleveland during the Pullman strike that was becoming a national crisis.
· The day is a symbol of the shift of labor rights for the American worker
· The original celebration stated it was an exhibit of “the strength and sprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations”
· The first Labor Day was celebrated in Union Square, New York in 1882
So fire up the grill and amaze your friends with this list of historical tidbits about Labor Day. What is your favorite thing to do on Labor Day? <!--6ebe8a9cf3ad42ed90395f9000289c32-->