There are dozens of holidays out there. Armistice Day is for the World War I historians, Arbor Day is a fun occasion to hug a tree, and Christmas is nice for indulging in commercialism. But only one mainstream holiday commemorates the work that built and upholds the country: Labor Day.
Besides marking the shift from summer to fall, Labor Day also is one of only a few federal holidays established to commemorate a citizen-led movement--in this case, the nineteenth-century labor rights movement. If you’re ready to join in that proud history, dive into these Labor Day trivia questions and answers!
Do you know when Labor Day became a federal holiday? Do you know which two holidays besides Labor Day were created to honor popular justice movements? Can you guess the state that hosted the very first Labor Day celebration, all the way back in 1887? If so, you’re ready for the quiz!