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Google Doodles

Most people will have used Google as a search engine at one time or another, and you may have occasionally noticed the logo being changed for a particular date or festival.  Below is a collection of several logos used over the years, some were only used for users from particular countries, so not everyone will have seen them.

One of the earliest, released on 26th November 1998, was in celebration of Thanksgiving in the US:

The first non US logo was in France, for Bastille Day on 14th July 2000:

As the internet became more global, more countries saw important dates celebrated:

Turkish elections from 12th June 2011

Venezuela's Independence Day from 5th July 2008

Japan's Doll Festival, Hinamatsuri, from 3rd March 2009

Norway's Holmenkollen Ski Festival from 13th March 2010


Google also celebrated many globally important dates too, with Olympics often inspiring a number of logo designs, as below:

Gymnastics at the 2000 Sydney Olympics from 17th September 2000

Freestyle Skiing at the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics from 15th February 2002

Synchronised Swimming at 2004 Athens Olympics from 24th August 2004

Basketball at the Beijing 2008 Olympics from 14th August 2008


Other International events and celebrations which were celebrated globally:

Thomas Edison's birthday from 11th February 2011

Leap Year from 29th February 2008

Earth Day from 22nd April 2002

NASA finds water on the moon from 13th November 2009

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Posted by on Friday 5th August 2011 in Uncategorized


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