1. For many decades, Labor Day was seen as a day for workers to voice their complaints and discuss better working conditions and pay. (Source)
2. Under an obscure Virginia code, state law prohibits local school systems from making the first day of school any earlier than the day after Labor Day. (Source)
3. The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union. (Source)
4. President Grover Cleveland declared Labor Day a national holiday in 1894. (Source)
5. Labor Day in many countries is celebrated as May Day or International Workers Day (May 1), which was originally spawned by Europe’s proletariat movement, largely inspired by Communism. (Source)
6. In U.S. sports, Labor Day marks the beginning of the NFL and college football seasons.
7. Labor Day is the last day when it’s fashionable for women to wear white. (Source)