Everyone at Mt. Tabor Builders hopes you and your family have a fun and safe Labor Day weekend!

Happy Labor Day from Mt. Tabor Builders in Clear Spring, MDThis is the unofficial end of summer. We hope it was a great summer and hope the fall is even better. We know this time of year can be hectic, but if you are thinking of a construction project in the near future, contact us. This is the time of year to dream and plan and talk about your plan.

Another thing we love at this time of year is a good set of trivia questions. Well, that may not be completely true, but we do have some great facts about the Labor Day holiday. And while most know that Labor Day in the United States is celebrated on the first Monday in September, many might not know it honors the American labor movement, which brought strength, prosperity and well-being to our country. There are currently about 157 million people above the age of 16 in the country’s workforce.

This year’s holiday is Monday, September 3rd.

10 Fun Trivia Facts About Labor Day

Major renovation of a Hagerstown, MD home by Mt. Tabor Builders of Clear Spring, MD1) The first ever US Labor Day was celebrated on 5th of September. 1882 on Tuesday in New York City which was planned by the Central Labor Union.
2) The American Labor Day concept was idealized by Canada in order to honor the Labor Movement. They also held a “9-hour Movement” to support the striking workers.
3) The first state to celebrate Labor Day was Oregon. The legal holiday was celebrated in 1887.
4) Labor Day was made a National Holiday by Grover Cleveland when he signed an Act in 1894 establishing a federal holiday.
5) A congress passed an Act on June 28th, 1894, to make Labor Day a legal holiday to be celebrated on the first Monday of September.
6) Labor Day weekend is considered to be the busiest travel weekend of the year.
7) According to a research, thousands of mom would actually go into labor on Labor Day resulting in almost 10,829 babies being born on Labor Day.
8) Labor Day is also considered to be the end of Hotdog season. According to a National Hotdog and Sausage Council, Americans typically consume almost 7 billion hot dogs.
9) Before Labor Day act was passed, an average workday was 12 hours long, seven days a week even for children of age 5.
10) Peter McGuire is thought to be the father of Labor Day.

Contact Us

Custom deck with pergola by Mt. Tabor Builders of Clear Spring, MD on a Hagerstown, MD homeContact us if you are thinking of building a custom home, adding a major addition or completing a whole-house renovation in the next year. You can call us at our Clear Spring office at 301-766-7161 or contact us here. 

The professionals at Mt. Tabor Builders, Inc. build homes, custom building projects and outdoor living spaces throughout the Tri-State area. This area includes Hagerstown, Clear Spring, Hancock, Boonsboro, Smithsburg and Frederick County in MD. Click on this link to see our gallery of projects.

Our sister company — MTB Windows & More — specializes in home improvements and home repair projects, including roofing, replacement window, and exterior door replacements. If you would like to look at the company website, click here.

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