Learn the History of Labor Day

History of Labor Day - Buff Whelan ChevroletEvery year, on the first Monday in September, our country celebrates Labor Day. But, do you know where Labor Day got its start or what it commemorates? Here is a brief history of Labor Day and some special ways you can celebrate it.

It is unclear who first suggested the idea for Labor Day. However, on September 5, 1882, the Central Labor Union in New York City held its first Labor Day. This day celebrated hardworking Americans, and the “holiday” quickly spread across the country.

On June 28, 1894, Congress officially named the first Monday in September a legal holiday. However, most states had already passed their own Labor Day laws by this time.

These days, many communities host parades or other events for Labor Day, and many families hold one last summer barbecue with family and friends. While these are fantastic ways to celebrate, if you want to really tune-in to the spirit of the holiday, you can patronize local businesses, plan a tour of a local factory or farm, or share some treats with your local fire or police station.

At Buff Whelan Chevrolet, we hope you enjoy a great day Labor Day weekend with your family.

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