Did you know, Labour Day originally gave workers the chance to campaign for better working conditions or pay??

It celebrates the achievements of workers, and has its origins in the labour union movement, specifically the eight-hour day movement, which advocated eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest

For most of us, it’s now a long weekend!

Here are some other fun facts …

  • Labor Day is considered the unofficial end of summer. But DON’T WORRY! The OFFICIAL end of summer is September 21st … so you still have time to catch some waves and rays.
  • You’re not supposed to wear white, or light pastels, after labour day … People would stow away their summer clothes and bring out the fall apparel. Typically, summer clothes were light and white. It’s not quite as bad to “break these rules” now-a-days … besides, it’s NOVA SCOTIA! Just because it’s the 21st doesn’t mean the heat waves end!
  • Can you take a stab at the top grossing movie opening on Labor Day Weekend?  According to BoxOffice Mojo,  it was Halloween in 2007 bringing in  $30,591,759.
  • Creators decided to pick the first week of September to honor Labor Day because it is between the 4th of July and Thanksgiving.

Lastly … and this is our favourite …

Labor Day is considered the end of hot dog season!!


According to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council, (yes … that is legit a thing) from Memorial Day to Labor Day, our Southern brothers and sisters (aka Americans), typically consume 7 billion hot dogs.


That’s 818 hot dogs consumed every second during that time.