Thursday, September 1, 2016

8 Fun Facts About Labor Day Facts

The upcoming Labor Day Weekend is a great opportunity to spend time with friends and family. There are a number of fun activities to help you celebrate the long weekend in Mid-Missouri. From family barbeques to firework displays, there is something going on that will appeal to all interest areas. To help you prepare for the holiday weekend that is quickly approaching, your commercial lighting experts in Mid-Mo have gathered some fun facts about Labor Day for your enjoyment.

1) The first Labor Day in the United States was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882 in New York City, planned by the Central Labor Union. At this event, 10,000 workers marched the streets of New York to meet their families in the park to enjoy a number of activities to commemorate this day.

2) Most Americans believe that Labor Day is an American established holiday, but Labor Day actually originated in Canada.

3) Labor Day started as a part of the labor union movement, created in order to recognize the contributions of men and women in the U.S. workforce. More recently, Labor Day is seen as a chance to celebrate the last weekend of summer with friends and family.

4) The first state to celebrate the Labor Day holiday was Oregon, where it was made a legal holiday in the year 1887.

5) Traditionally, people did not wear white or seersucker clothes after Labor Day. This weekend marks the unofficially end of summer. It is seen as a time to pack away your white, breezy clothing items to prepare for the soon approaching cooler weather.

6) Labor Day is the third most popular holiday weekend for barbecuing. It should come as no surprise that the two most popular holidays are July 4th and Memorial Day. This upcoming weekend offers a great opportunity to fire up those grills before fall comes.

7) Labor Day weekend represents the official end to hot dog season. Hot dog season begins on Memorial Day and ends on Labor Day, according to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council.

8) On Labor Day Weekend, many retailers and business have taken advantage of a large number of people who are not at work, to help boost retail sales. The Monday of Labor Day Weekend has become such a popular shopping day for many people out there, that it now the second largest 'sale' day in the United States.

Now that you know a few fun facts about Labor Day, you are ready to celebrate with friends and family. As you take time away from work to enjoy time with your loved ones, if you are a manager or owner, you may think about your business. For any assistance with your commercial lighting in Mid-Missouri, contact us. We can handle any of your commercial electrical issues from exterior lighting to emergency lights inside your business. Take advantage of this long weekend to be with those you care about most. Advanced Lighting Service wishes you and yours a happy and safe Labor Day Weekend!

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