For Festivus, Google Once Again Provides A Festivus Pole

Google isn't doing the traditional "Airing of Grievances," but a virtual pole shows its Festivus spirit.

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Today is Festivus, when you should be airing your grievances and putting up the Festivus pole — assuming you celebrate the entirely fictional holiday invented by the “Seinfeld” television series in 1997. Google’s again in the spirit, providing everyone with their own Festivus pole.

Just search for “festivus” on Google, and you’ll see the pole to the left of Google’s search results:


The pole even has a little stand way down at the bottom of the page. At the top, the page reminds you that today is the day with a big date and in smaller type above, “A festivus miracle” is shown next to the search count.

Google has done a Festivus pole since at least 2012. This year, it’s also continuing the long-standing tradition of special decorations for searches relating to Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa.

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Danny Sullivan
Danny Sullivan was a journalist and analyst who covered the digital and search marketing space from 1996 through 2017. He was also a cofounder of Third Door Media, which publishes Search Engine Land and MarTech, and produces the SMX: Search Marketing Expo and MarTech events. He retired from journalism and Third Door Media in June 2017. You can learn more about him on his personal site & blog He can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.

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