Google Doodle Celebrates Yosemite’s 123rd Birthday As Government Shuts The Park Down

Congress ensures the park doesn't get a single birthday visitor

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This might be Yosemite’s worst birthday ever.

The national park turns 123 on Tuesday, the same day that a government shutdown will close the park to all visitors.

Google celebrated Yosemite’s big day by creating a lovely Google Doodle depicting Yosemite badges to honor one of the nation’s favorite parks. Sadly, the anniversary comes at a time when no visitors will be able to visit the Half Dome, El Capitan, or Yosemite Falls.

Oh, Yosemite. It’s your party, you can cry if you want to.