7 Things You Didn’t Know About Labor Day


Labor Day is Monday, September 1st, and as a small business owner, I would like to thank all of our terrific employees here at Sharn Enterprises.

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But when you step back and think about Labor Day as a whole, what do you really know about this annual holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September?

Here are the 7 things you didn’t know about Labor Day and one more you should know:

1. The first Labor Day Celebration was in New York City on Tuesday, September 5th, 1882.

2. Oregon was the first state to declare Labor Day a holiday.  This was done back in 1887.

3. Labor Day origins are Canadian (Canadian Labor Day began in 1873 in Toronto, then quickly spread to the USA.)

4. The holiday marks the end of “Hot Dog Season” as the unofficial “Last Day of Summer.”

5. Labor Day celebrates the contributions and achievements of the 155 million men and women who are in the American workforce.

6. 55% of all American households will barbecue this Labor Day.

7. 94.4% of the time, the NFL plays its first official season game the Thursday after Labor Day.

Bonus fact: 8.  Good, old American quality is still the benchmark that all our foreign competition seeks to achieve.  If we want to maintain a strong society for the generations to come, we need to continue to develop, educate, and support our dedicated American workers!

Enjoy your day off and celebrate the American Worker!

-Roger Wandersee, President of Sharn Enterprises, Inc

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