Google Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day With Special Doodle

Google has celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a new doodle that signifies everything the great man stood for.

The doodle depicts children of different racial backgrounds playing a game of hopscotch together, forming Google's logo.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is celebrated on the third Monday of January and was made a recognised national holiday in 1983 by the then-president Ronald Reagan.

In a blog post, Google said that, apart from being a holiday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day is also observed as a national day of service under the King Holiday and Service Act passed by Reagan.

“We’re also joining the Corporation for National & Community Service, a Google Grants recipient, to spread the word about volunteering opportunities around the country,” the company said.

It also encouraged its users to participate in community service being organised by the government in their local areas.