Labor Day in the 21st century means time for beaches, BBQ, ballgames and quality time with family and friends. For many, Labor Day signifies the last days of summer. But don’t worry, the official end of summer is September 21st so you still have some time to catch some waves and rays. Although Labor Day always falls on the first Monday of every September, there is a lot more to this holiday weekend than an extra day off from work and great sales. From a survey done by WalletHub, here are 10 facts about Labor Day that you may not know:
- 133 million Americans will enjoy a BBQ this Labor Day
- The average Labor Day shopper will spend $58
- 25% of Americans plan to get out of town
- The top three Labor Day destinations include New York City, Chicago, and Las Vegas
- Labor Day is America’s third favorite holiday behind Christmas/Chanukah and Memorial Day
- There are approximately 89 running races held over Labor Day weekend
- The number one hardest working city in America is San Francisco with an 8 hour average work day, and the laziest city in America is Columbia, SC with an average work day of 7.3 hours
- Labor Day is the unofficial end of hot dog season in America. From Memorial Day to Labor Day there are 818 hot dogs eaten per second
- Most Americans believe Labor Day is only an American holiday when really it was started in Canada
- Last but not least, yes, you really can wear white after Labor Day!
From everyone here at DWM, have a great Labor Day Weekend and enjoy some time with the family!