Did you know that when Labor Day was declared a federal holiday in 1884, the average workday was 16 hours long?! Here are some other cool facts about one of summer’s most popular holidays:
- Labor Day actually originated in Canada. U.S. labor union leaders borrowed the idea from our northern neighbor to put an end to harsh work conditions and excessively long work weeks.
- In the U.S., Labor Day marks the beginning of the NFL and college football seasons. (Go Tigers!)
- The National Hot Dog & Sausage Council claims hot dog season begins on Memorial Day and ends on Labor Day.
- The library has nearly 11,000 teen titles for you to enjoy over the three-day weekend. To get started, check out our complete list of Hunger Games read-alikes. These are among the most popular books in the library’s collection, so be sure to reserve your preferred titles today!