November 9th is National Scrapple Day
... which goes to show that there is a national holiday for everything.
You can thank scrapple for Labor Day
Possibly an urban legend, but the story goes that in 1879, a man named Rasher Liverburg -- a union member at Philadelphia’s Panhas Packers -- proposed a day in September where all the company’s workers get the day off to enjoy the scrapple they were producing. “Enjoy Your Scrapple Labor Day” soon become a yearly tradition at the plant. Eventually, the idea of a yearly day off of work spread, and Labor Day became an official US holiday in 1894.
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Dan McKay wasn’t born in Philly, so like the rest of the country, he thinks scrapple is all sorts of nasty. You can follow him on Twitter or Instagram @dannypageviews.