Home » Kids Questions & Answers » Social Science Questions & Answers » Which state first granted Labour Day legal status as holiday?
Which state first granted Labour Day legal status as holiday?

Which state first granted Labour Day legal status as holiday?

Oregon passed on February 21, 1887 the first legislation in the country to officially recognize the “workingman’s holiday”.

Labor Day was first celebrated five years earlier, on Tuesday, September 5, 1882 in New York City. The Central Labor Union urged other labor organizations to recognize the holiday, which was moved to the first Monday in September in 1884. Labor Day gained acceptance around the country with the growth of the labor movement.

In 1894 the United States Congress passed an act declaring Labor Day a legal holiday nationwide.

Check Also

What is terminated seed technology-based bollygard seeds?

What is terminated seed technology-based bollygard seeds?

The bollygard cotton seed is suspected to have the ‘terminator seed’ technology which involves introduction …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *