Fun Facts For Labor Day!

Fun Facts For Labor Day!

Labor Day Fun Facts

Impress your family and friends with these fun facts for the upcoming Labor Day weekend.        

You’re probably looking forward to Labor Day just as much as we are. The extra Monday off work gives us the chance to squeeze in a last summer getaway, host a barbecue for friends and family, or just recharge. However you choose to celebrate the upcoming holiday weekend, you can impress your friends and family with these Labor Day fun facts.

  • According to a daily newspaper in New York, the first Labor Day festivities centered around public speeches, picnics, plenty of cigars, and kegs of lager mounted throughout the city.
  • Labor Day’s parades have been part of celebrations since the early days of the holiday. According to the first proposal for Labor Day, there should be a parade that will show strength, pride, and fellowship of American workers.
  • Its founder is a mystery. Some say that Peter J. McGuire, who was general secretary of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners and cofounder of the American Federation of Labor, was responsible for the holiday. Others attribute the beginnings to Matthew Maguire, secretary of Local 344 of the International Association of Machinists and secretary of the Central Labor Union.
  • Before Labor Day was a national holiday, certain states declared its celebration. Colorado was just the second state to declare a Labor Day holiday, following closely on Oregon’s heels.

We hope you have a great time celebrating the achievements of the American laborer and enjoying a day’s rest from your own labor this Monday! If you’re a Colorado business owner looking for the best way to protect your laborers, contact Employee Benefit Plans Inc. in Greenwood Village. We’re experts in providing small to mid-sized businesses with the right coverage for their needs.