How Will You Spend Your Labor Day Weekend? [POLL]
Labor Day is the unofficial ending to summer, and what a unique summer we've experienced. Outside of a few exceptions, most concerts, fairs, and rodeos were cancelled because of the coronavirus.
Do you know that the first Labor Day holiday was celebrated way back September 5, 1882, in New York City? It was actually a Tuesday and not a Monday. Today Labor Day is a federal holiday set aside on the first Monday in September to honor and recognize the American labor movement along with contributions of laborers to the development and achievements of the United States.
In the late 1800s and early 1900s, parades were often held to celebrate Labor Day. Today, many people use it to travel and get in a final trip as the summer wraps up and school starts. This year some 31 million people are expected to travel over the Labor Day Weekend in the United States, according to the American Automobile Association (AAA).
One more fun Labor Day Weekend fact: In addition to being the unofficial end to summer, it's also the unofficial end to Hot Dog Season. Who knew hot dogs had their own season? I didn't! Americans eat 7 billion hot dogs between Memorial Day and Labor Day, according to The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council.
What are your plans for this Labor Day Weekend? Please let us know by taking our poll below: Have fun this Holiday Weekend! Oh, and don't forget, you're not supposed to wear white after Labor Day.