Labor Day Trivia Quiz...
How much do you know about Labor Day? Well
here's your chance to find out.
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Labor Day Facts:|
Labor day is a National holiday celebrated in the United States on the first Monday in September. Many people relate the holiday to the end of summer; however, the holiday was created to pay tribute to the working men and women who've contributed to the strength and prosperity of the country.
Though no one knows who first proposed the holiday for workers, the first Labor Day was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City by the Central Labor Union.
The holiday quickly grew in popularity, and by 1885 was celebrated in many industrial areas in the United States.
By 1884, 23 states had made Labor Day an official holiday, and on June 28, President Grove Cleveland signed a bill that would make Labor Day a national holiday.
It's thought that he did this to garner some political points after he sent federal troops to put down a strike by the American Railway Union at the Pullman Co. in Chicago, which resulted in the deaths of 34 workers.
At the outset, great parades and festivals were held on Labor Day, but, more recently, the holiday lost significance though it still receives wide coverage in newspapers, radio, and television. Schools, government offices and many businesses are closed on Labor Day so that people can get in one last trip to the beach, or have a barbecue before the cool weather arrives.
And yes, in the Southern part of the United States, Labor Day is traditionally the day to put away the summer whites and get out the black shoes.
Canada also celebrates Labor Day on the first Monday in September. China and many European countries pay tribute to their workforce on May Day, which is celebrated on the first day of May.
"Labor Day Trivia Quiz," written and designed by Bobette Bryan, 2003
Music: "The Entertainer"