Tag Archives: holidays

Facts for Features: Labor Day 2015: Sept. 7

Facts for Features: Labor Day 2015: Sept. 7 Source: U.S. Census Bureau The first observance of Labor Day was likely on Sept. 5, 1882, when some 10,000 workers assembled in New York City for a parade. That celebration inspired similar events across the country, and by 1894 more than half the states were observing a […]

Party in the USA: Spending on 4th of July festivities will rise in 2015

Party in the USA: Spending on 4th of July festivities will rise in 2015 Source: IBISWorld America is turning 239 years old, and over 280 million people are expected to celebrate this Fourth of July. According to a consumer survey conducted by the National Retail Federation (NRF), more than 88.5% of Americans celebrated Independence Day […]

Online Shopping Outlook for Father’s Day 2015

Online Shopping Outlook for Father’s Day 2015 (PDF) Source: National Retail Federation THREE IN 10 WILL SHOP ONLINE FOR FATHER’S DAY Online shoppers plan to spend an average $157 — higher than the typical Father’s Day shopper — and nearly four in 10 plan to use their smartphones to research products and compare prices.

Facts for Features: The Fourth of July 2015

Facts for Features: The Fourth of July 2015 Source: U.S. Census Bureau On this day in 1776, the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation. This most American of holidays will be marked with typical festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts […]

Facts for Features: Father’s Day: June 21, 2015

Facts for Features: Father’s Day: June 21, 2015 Source: U.S. Census Bureau The idea of Father’s Day was conceived slightly more than a century ago by Sonora Dodd of Spokane, Wash., while she listened to a Mother’s Day sermon in 1909. Dodd wanted a special day to honor her father, William Smart, a widowed Civil […]