And now for something completely different…
If you’ve been working hard the whole year, it’s time to enjoy a break on Monday!
Here are some facts you may not know about Labor Day, courtesy of the Department of Labor:
- The first recognition for Labor Day by the government was passed in 1885 and 1886.
- The first state bill was introduced to New York whereas the first state law was issued in Oregon in 1887.
- Individual states observed the holiday by legislative enactment such as Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York. Soon thereafter, Connecticut, Nebraska and Pennsylvania were on board, too.
- Sensing a trend, 23 additional states observed the holiday by 1894 to honor workers.
- On June 28 that year, Congress declared the first Monday in September a legal holiday.
- For the scoop on the history surrounding the founders themselves, check out our post from last year.