Labor Day Facts

burger-friesLabor Day, celebrated on the first Monday of September, is an important and treasured holiday for American workers.

Below are a few “fun” facts we hope you enjoy:

  • Labor Day achieved national recognition in 1894. Oregon was the first state to recognize the holiday in 1887.
  • Labor Day weekend is the second most important sales weekend for American retailers, surpassed only by the infamous Black Friday.
  • According to the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council, hot dog season begins on Memorial Day and ends on Labor Day.
  • With 57 percent of Americans taking part, Labor Day is the 3rd most popular grilling holiday behind July 4th (71 percent) and Memorial Day (57 percent).

TMIB hopes you have a fun, safe and restful Labor Day.

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