In various regions of the globe, Labor Day is celebrated in different dates just to pay tribute to efforts of workers, who lost their lives for raising sound of their rights. In fact, this day is the celebration of social and economic contribution of workers. The history of celebrating Labor Day is very old and dated back up to 1882 almost. Some people say that it day was first celebrated in United States, but it is not. This was Canada in which first Labor Day was started by thousands of workers against their highly long duty hours. Undoubtedly, there are many terrible facts about Labor Day, but it does not mean that only sorrowing facts are related to this day. There are also some hilarious facts related to this Labor Day and if you want to know the exact detail of these funny facts, you must read this blog and make your memories pleasant about Labor Day.
1. The first observance of Labor Day is believed to have been a parade on Sept. 5, 1882, in New York City, probably organized by Peter J. McGuire, a Carpenters and Joiners Union secretary.
2. After the declaration and approval of the Labor as a recognized National Holiday Day, the Oregon State declared and celebrated this day as the first state that made cognizance to the efforts of the employees.
3. Labor Day was first observed on September 5th, 1882 and President Grover Cleveland declared Labor Day to be the first Monday of September.
4. Labor Day was founded when many in America worked 16 hour days in harsh work environments.
5. National Labor Day that falls every first Monday of September does not significantly mean a day to rest, but to assure and elevate the lives of the unemployed people that they could have opportunity to work and earn.
6. In 1955, in Avondale Estates, Georgia, the very first Waffle House opened it’s doors to the public. 25 states and 50 years later, Waffle House now counts over 1500 establishments. Yay waffles!
7. Many other countries celebrate May Day a holiday very similar to our Labor Day, dedicated to workers’ rights.