Google has switched out its usual logo on the U.S. homepage with a Labor Day doodle honoring the American workforce.
The artwork depicts men and women performing industrial trade work and includes a sharing icon. Clicking the doodle leads to a search for “Labor Day.”
Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s website, Labor Day was originally celebrated in New York City on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, but the first state law making it an official holiday wasn’t passed until five years later in Oregon.
By 1894, more than thirty states had made it a holiday, including the District of Columbia.
Search Engine Land wishes all our readers a relaxing Labor Day holiday!