History of Labor Day

We love getting that extra day off of work but do we really know how Labor Day started?

Declared a federal holiday in 1894, the intense and often dangerous working conditions for employees as young as six years old led many unions to rise up.

The History Channel states, “on September 5, 1882, 10,000 workers took unpaid time off to march from City Hall to Union Square in New York City, holding the first Labor Day parade in U.S. history.”

Whether it’s a parade, picnic or party you attend, we wish everyone a safe and happy Labor Day!

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