Three years ago today, Google posted their first Google Doodle for Labor Day. For some reason, Google never posted Labor Day logos in the US, that was until a few years ago. And today would be the third year in a row that Google has posted a Labor Day logo.
Google use to post small American flags but nothing more. Even dating back to 2004 and 2005, Google didn’t post a Labor Day logo. But that stopped in 2016 with their first Labor Day logo. They did one last year also and now today.
Bing also has this very meaningful background for Labor Day in the US:
All across the United States, Americans observe Labor Day with block parties, barbecues, picnics, parades, and trips to the beach. Although the first Monday in September does signal the end of Summer, a day off from work or school is always cause for celebration!
Amidst all the fun, let’s not forget that Labor Day is a time to honor the social and economic achievements of the American worker. Inspired by the labor movement, Labor Day was intended to celebrate “the strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations.” First adopted at the state level, it became a federal holiday in 1894.
Today’s Doodle honors all hard-working people—whether they be doctors, cooks, plumbers, construction workers, or of any other profession.
Happy Labor Day!
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