A Fun Labor Day Quiz and Trivia

Observed on the first Monday of September. Labor Day in the US has become a symbol for the end of

For some it is a long weekend, an opportunity for a mini holiday, time to enjoy summer before it is over, a weekend of picnics, swimming and the sight and smell of barbeque smoke in the air

The celebration of Labor Day was first suggested by Peter J McGuire, founder of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters

On 5 September 1882 the nations first Labor Day was celebrated with a large in New York City, sponsored by the Central Labor Union

Peter McGuire chose this date because it fell more or less between Independence Day and Thanksgiving Day

Over ten thousand men left their jobs and paraded up Manhattans Fifth Avenue from 14th to 42nd Street, then they had a picnic, dance and fireworks

In 1884 the group held a parade on the first Monday of September. It was decided that all future labor parades would be held on the first Monday of September and the day would be referred to as Labor Day

In 1887 Oregon became the first state to formally establish Labor Day. This was soon followed by the District of Columbia

In 1894 Congress declared Labor Day a legal holiday in recognition of all the nations workers

Parades and speeches by politicians and labor leaders are typical on Labor Day

Today Labor Day is celebrated in a number of countries around the world

are considered very unhip if you wear White after Labor Day!!

Enjoy your Labor Day!  Hope you all are enjoying the last of summer with some great sizzling BBQ parties.  We’ll be cooking out on the grill (again) today, care to join us?

And for those that want to know what the correct answers to the quiz are, here you go:

Question 1: T/F: Labor Day is the most popular holiday for barbecuing.

Correct answer: False

Labor Day is the third most popular day for barbecuing, after July 4th and Memorial Day.

Question 2: When was Labor Day first celebrated in the US?

Correct answer: 1882

The first Labor Day in the US was celebrated on Sept. 5, 1882 in New York City.

Question 3: T/F: More beef is consumed on Labor Day than any other day of the year.

Correct answer: False

More beef is consumed on Memorial Day than any other day, with the Fourth of July and Labor Day usually tied for second place.

Question 4: What national food chain opened its first outpost on a Labor Day?

Correct answer: Waffle House

The first Waffle House restaurant opened on Labor Day in 1955 in Avondale Estates, GA.

Question 5: T/F: Labor Day is the official end to hot dog .

Correct answer: True

According to the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council, hot dog season begins on Memorial Day and ends on Labor Day.

Question 6: Which food organization has declared Labor Day 2009 a National Day of Action?

Correct answer: Slow Food USA

Slow Food USA has declared Labor Day 2009 to be a National Day of Action to get healthier food in schools.

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After 20+ years in the Corporate World and years of infertility, Princess Nagger made her miraculous appearance and I chose to become a SAHM and WAHM - I love every minute of it. We added Little Dude through adoption, adding a whole new dimension to our family. We have an eclectic mix of pets: dogs, cats, birds and fish. I love to cook and try new techniques to turn ordinary into extraordinary. Crafty by nature, I take on a lot of unique projects and enjoy seeing the end result. My favorite, of course, is making my own wine out of fruits and grapes. Experiments with water currently underway. I blog about the joys of parenting, family, friends, life, love and anything else that strikes my fancy. I do enjoy doing reviews and giveaways for products I use, believe in and can stand behind.

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  3. I must have slept through that class because boy did I bomb out on that trivia! Sheesh! Had a great labor day with the family & tons of food left over. So bring the family & come on over! We’ll have Labor Day the Sequel. LOL I started my first meme today. “Monday’s Music Moves Me” stop by, and take a gander. See if it moves you, and maybe play along next Monday. I sure hope so! Thanks for the quiz! ~hehe~