Labor Day Fun Facts

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The personal finance website WalletHub recently put out a list of Labor Day fun facts you can impress your guests with while grilling up burgers and brats in your backyard this holiday weekend. Many of them I had never heard before.

  • 1882 was the first year Labor Day was celebrated with a parade in New York City.
  • 1894 was when Congress officially declared the first Monday in September a federal holiday.
  • Labor Day is ranked as the third favorite holiday among Americans, with Christmas being first and Memorial Day second.
  • 25% of Americans will leave town over the Labor Day weekend – 86% will travel by car, 7% by plane.
  • The most popular Labor Day destinations are New York City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Orlando and Chicago.
  • The price of regular gas is up 21.86% from last year at this time.
  • There will be an estimated 47,000 car crashes over the long holiday weekend, 420 of which will result in a fatality.
  • 89 running races will be held across the country Labor Day weekend.
  • 40.6% of Americans plan to stay home and barbecue over the long weekend.
  • From Memorial Day to Labor Day, 818 hot dogs are eaten every second of every day.

Enjoy your Labor Day weekend!

Source: KSOO

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