Labor Day is traditionally considered one of the last hurrahs of the summer season for many Americans and it’s celebrated with parties, parades and events. In case you’re wondering, Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions of American workers. It was brought into being by the labor movement in the late 19th century, when industrial growth was at a peak. Poor working conditions for many laborers brought about the rise of worker’s rights. Over 10,000 workers marched through the streets in New York City on Sept. 5, 1882 on what is considered the first labor day event ever. And even though Labor Day became a federal holiday in 1894, it wasn’t until 1916 that laws were passed establishing the 40-hour work week. For more fun facts about Labor Day, give this article a read. It will help you decide one of the most hotly debated topics…”Is it okay to wear white after Labor Day?” But seriously, enjoy your Labor Day weekend. You’ve earned it!