Fun Facts About Labor Day: 

  • Labor Day was declared a National Holiday in 1894.
  • "Don't wear white after Labor Day" probably began with upper-class citizens. It was fashionable to wear white on summer holiday, and upon returning to the city for fall, people wore darker, heavier clothing.
  • Who founded Labor Day? No one is really sure. Some sources indicate it was Peter J. McGuire, who was the co-founder of the American Federation of Labor. Recently, Matthew Maguire, a machinist and secretary of a local International Association of Machinists in New Jersey has been credited with creating the holiday