Wishing all a healthy and happy Labor Day holiday! Some fun facts about Labor Day:
- On June 28, 1894, Congress passed an act making the first Monday in September of each year a legal holiday.
2. In the late 1800s, the average American worked 12-hour days and seven-day weeks to eke out a basic living. Children as young as 5- 6 years old worked in factories and mines.
3. The year in which the 8-hour day was firmly established was 1916 with the passage of the Adamson Act. This was the first federal law regulating hours of workers in private companies.
4. Traditionally people did not wear white or seersucker clothes after Labor Day as it unofficially marked the end of summer.
5. The football season starts on or around Labor Day and many teams play their first game of the year during Labor Day weekend.
6. Labor Day is viewed as the unofficial last day of vacation before the start of the new school year (and mourned by students all over). It is the Back-to-School kickoff (cheered by parents all over!)
So, rest, relax, BBQ and enjoy the family on this 125th anniversary of Labor Day!!!