Labor Day, or Labor Day, is being celebrated on Wednesday (1) with a Doodle on Google's homepage. The illustration is a static drawing showing four workers from different professional fields, one being a farmer, a factory worker, a cook and a mechanic. The word Google is formed by colored panels that use various working tools in the environment.
In addition to Brazil, Doodle is being displayed in several countries where Labor Day is also celebrated, as in almost all of South America, much of Europe and some territories of Asia and Africa. Google honors Labor Day, as it has been called in English since 2010, always with different illustrations.
Google celebrates Labor Day 2019 with a Doodle Photo: Reproduction / Google
The date honors a workers' protest held in the city of Chicago on May 1, 1886, which required a reduction in working hours from 13 to eight daily hours. The demonstration involved more than 300,000 striking workers and resulted in clashes with the police and killing of workers. The date, however, only became a holiday in 1919, after demonstrations held in France.
In Brazil, May 1st was declared a holiday in 1925 by then President Artur Bernardes. The establishment of the Brazilian minimum wage and the creation of the Consolidation of Labor Laws (CLT) were also held on the same date, in the years 1940 and 1943, respectively, sanctioned by Getlio Vargas.
Other Doodles around the world
In the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Israel, Google today celebrates the beginning of the Asian Heritage Girl with a Doodle depicting Japanese American artist Ruth Asawa, famous for creating wire baskets and participating in World War II.
Already in Japan, an illustration honors the beginning of the new imperial age, called Reiwa, which means beautiful harmony. The new age begins today from the exchange of Emperor Akihito for his eldest son, Prince Naruhito.
Google displays different doodles in other countries; Japan celebrates today the beginning of the new imperial age Photo: Reproduction / Google