Labor Day is celebrated by Google this friday in a doodle on its home page, celebrated worldwide on May 1. The logo shows workers building the Google logo, and appears in other countries where the date is celebrated, such as Argentina, India and Portugal.
Labor Day is celebrated annually on May 1 in various parts of the world. In most countries, the date is considered a national holiday.
It all began in 1886, when Chicago workers in the United States staged a demonstration on the streets of the city wanting to claim a reduction in work hours from 1 pm to 8 am daily. That same day, American workers made a general strike in the country. These protests became known as the Haymarket Revolt. On May 3 and 4, demonstrators and police officers clashed with each other, resulting in the deaths of some involved and dozens of wounded people. The date became a holiday in France in 1919.
The purpose of the holiday is to celebrate the achievements of the workers throughout history. In Brazil, the date was consolidated in 1925, after a decree of the then president Artur Bernardes.