Let’s take a trip down memory lane…Labor Day fun facts!

  • Originally founded when American workers clocked in an average workday of sixteen hours in harsh conditions
  • Detroit was the largest contributor of the early labor movement and they began demanding work days over a mere ten hours at a pay rate of two dollars an hour (big money in those days)
  • First Labor Day celebration was on September 5, 1882 in New York City
  • Labor Day is celebrated in American and Canada
  • President Grover Cleveland declared Labor Day to be the first Monday of September
  • The American Federation of Labor declared in 1909 that the Sunday before Labor Day would be Labor Sunday on which the spiritual and educational ideas of the labor movement would be emphasized
  • Oregon was the first state to declare Labor day into law
  • Unofficial end of summer
  • Unofficial weekend that NFL and College football begins
  • Traditionally this is the end of white shoes and pants; however this has relaxed over the years

As always, we wish you and your families a safe and happy Labor Day from Sports & Family Chiropractic!


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