Happy Labor Day!

A flag painting found at JFK airport
We will keep this short so we don’t labor too much.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The first Labor Day in the US was on Tuesday, September 5, 1882 in New York City and it was planned by the central labor union. Around 10,000 people marched in a parade from city hall to 92nd Street and 9th Avenue for a concert, speeches, and a picnic. It was organized to bring attention to unfair working conditions.

Oregon was the first state to declare labor day a holiday in 1887. It wasn’t until June 28, 1894, Congress passed an act making the first Monday in September of each year a legal holiday in the District of Columbia and the territories.

Labor Day marks the unofficial end to summer and with that the unofficial end to hot dog season. According to the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council hot dog season begins on Memorial Day and ends on Labor Day. Don’t fret though, a new season unofficially begins labor day weekend: football season!

Hopefully you’ll be able to score a few trivia touchdowns with these facts and we hope you *Jennifer Coolidge voice* “want a hot dog real bad” today

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Joshua Shoopman

Joshua is a lover of travel and food based in New York City

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