Contact Us

Fun Facts About Labor Day + How Much We Actually Love It

Labor Day collage concepts
MacXever, ThinkStock Images

Would you believe me if I said Labor Day is our third favorite holiday?

It’s Labor Day Weekend folks and if you’re lucky, you don’t have to see the inside of a office again until Tuesday. Three day weekends are something we all crave. In fact, according to WalletHub, we love Labor Day so much, it’s our third favorite holiday behind Christmas and Memorial Day. It beats out Thanksgiving and Fourth of July.

Where does it come from though?

Apparently, back in 1882 10,000 workers assembled in New York City for a day of celebration, complete with a parade. The event was organized by Matthew Maguire and Peter McGuire. The two, aside from sharing eerily similar names, were rival union leaders (one a machinist and the other a carpenter). I guess by coming together on this event it was decided that Labor Day was a good thing and this tradition officially because a federal holiday on 1894.

Despite out love for it, most than half of Americans would rather celebrate it around another religious holiday, like Easter or Passover. Nonetheless, we go hard in the Labor Day paint with travel plans galore. One-fourth of the population plans on getting out of town with 86 percent of that number traveling by car. In addition, 16.1 million people will be boarding a plane to get out of town. The most popular destinations are New York City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Orlando and Chicago. I’ve been to all of these, you’re in good hands.

Bonus fact: In between Memorial Day and Labor Day (the unofficial bookends of summer), 818 hot dogs are eaten every second.

See more facts here.

Best of KFox95

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for K-Fox VIP quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive K-Fox VIP contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.