What do you know about Labor Day?
Discover this Alan's FUN Holiday Trivia
"Check Your Answers"
at the end of the quiz.
What year did Congress make Labor Day a federal holiday. All fifty
states have made Labor Day a state holiday.
2. Traditionally, Labor Day is celebrated by most Americans as the
symbolic end of what season?
3. Labor Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the
second Monday in September.
4. Oregon was the first state to
make it a holiday. What was the day?
- February 21
- May 21
- July 24
5. Families with school-age children take it as the last chance to
travel before the end of summer. School begins the following Tuesday. Today, schools have begun well before Labor Day, as early as July 24th
in many urban districts, including major southern cities in the United
States such as Atlanta, Miami, and Los Angeles.
6. What group organized the original parade on
Tuesday, September 5, 1882 in New York City?
- The Knights of Labor
- American Federation of Labor
- The Knights of Columbus
7. Since 1966, what annual telethon has been held on Labor Day
weekend. The telethon raises tens of millions of dollars each year to
fund research and patient support programs for the various diseases
- Muscular Dystrophy Association
- American Cancer Association
- United States Heart Association
8. Labor Day weekend also marked the annual running of the Southern
500. However, in 2004, NASCAR began racing on Labor Day weekend at Auto
Club Speedway in Fontana, California.
Where was the Southern 500 run?
9. Mackinac Bridge Walk is an annual event held every Labor Day since
1958 which people may walk the length of the Mackinac Bridge.
is the event held?
- Rhode Island
10) To take advantage of large
numbers of potential customers free to shop, Labor Day has become an
important sale weekend for many retailers in the United States.
Some retailers claim it is one of the largest sale dates of the year,
second only to the Christmas season's Black Friday. Ironically,
because of the importance of the sale weekend, some of those who are
employed in the retail sector not only work on Labor Day, but work
longer hours. More Americans work in the retail industry than any
other, with retail employment making up 24% of all jobs in the United
States. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that of those
employed in the retail sector, only 3% are members of a Labor Union.