Put yourself to the test with Labor Day trivia

Put your co-yourself to the test with Labor Day trivia

It’s almost Labor Day Weekend!

Whether you are traveling, enjoying a day out on the water, or simply taking time to do absolutely nothing—take a few minutes to quiz yourself (and your co-workers) on these Labor Day facts before you sign off for the long weekend! Answers are at the bottom of this article.

1) When was the first Labor Day Celebration?
a. 1882
b. 1887
c. 1876
d. 1892

2) What event led to Labor Day being declared a national holiday?
a. May Day Riots
b. Pullman Strike
c. Coal Miner’s Strike
d. Homestead Strike

3) Which president made Labor Day a national holiday?
a. Benjamin Harrison
b. William McKinley
c. Grover Cleveland
d. Theodore Roosevelt

4) According to the U.S. Census, about how many people make up the American labor force?
a. 167 million
b. 200 million
c. 190 million
d. 145 million

5) What color is said to be worn after Labor Day?
a. Red
b. Blue
c. White
d. Grey

6) Which of these is not an international nickname for Labor Day?
a. May Day
b. Worker’s Day
c. Labour Day
d. Industry Safety Day

7) How many workers participated in the first Labor Day parade?
a. 15,000
b. 10,000
c. 5,000
d. 7,000

8) Who supposedly first sparked the concept of Labor Day in the U.S.? (Select all that apply)*
a. Peter J. McGuire
b. Gustav Luebkert
c. Matthew Maguire
d. Samuel Gompers

9) Which state was the first to pass a law recognizing Labor Day?
a. Washington
b. Colorado
c. Oregon
d. Massachusetts

10) What bill designates Labor Day as a three-day weekend?
a. Labor Day Bill
b. Uniform Holiday Bill
c. Bill H.R. 2516
d. Fair Labour Standards Act

11) Who first led the Department of Labor after the creation of Labor Day and was the first woman to hold a cabinet position?
a. Frances Perkins
b. Anne Morgan
c. Carolyn O’Day
d. Rose Schneiderman

12) How many hot dogs are eaten by Americans between Memorial Day and Labor Day?
a. 400,000
b. 7 billion
c. 2 billion
1.6 million








Answers: a, b, c, a, c, d, b, a & c, c, b, a, b

About Garrett Seymour

Garrett works on the Corporate Communications team as a Brand Journalist. On a day-to-day basis, he helps tell TDS’ story through a variety of multimedia tools on various online venues. In May of 2020, he graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Journalism School with a degree in Strategic Communications. He also has a passion for emerging communication methods and received a certificate in Digital Studies. Originally hired as a Corporate Communications Intern in college, Garrett is thrilled to be a part of TDS’ diverse and inclusive company culture.
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