Google celebrates India Independence Day with National Bird Doodle

Google celebrates India Independence Day with National Bird Doodle

The Mountain View Valley company Google has a history of linking its delightful doodles with cultural and social events across the globe. Following last year’s tradition, the brand new doodle celebrates India’s 66th Independence day on August 15 in 2012.

Google Doodle symbolizes India's national bird -- peacock which is in its most admiring pose -- curving its neck backwards to form the 'G' of the Google logo. The other letters of the Google logo appear in ornate styling behind the peacock's plume.

Last year’s doodle on the August 15 for India's Independence Day, featured the monument Red Fort. The Red Fort is UNESCO’s world heritage site. India’s Prime Minister makes his national address on the freedom day from this site.

Google has been paying this tribute to India's Independence Day with a doodle on its home page since 2003. Most of the Google doodles had the Indian national flag as the inspiration. However, it seems from 2011, the software giant's doodle are begning to use other national symbols of the country as well.

Google is honouring American chef, author, and television personality Julia Child on her 100th birth anniversary on Wednesday, August 15, with a doodle on its home page featuring a table full of food items, including a cake, fish and turkey, arranged in a way to form the letters of the Google logo.

Last night after 12 am, news break was widespread among Indians when curiosly, Google Doodle represented American chef, author, and television personality Julia Child on her 100th birth anniversary and ignored the India's Independence Day.However, in the morning, Indians woke up to a surprise and happiness, when they saw the beautiful peacock doodle.

At the same time, three other countries share August 15 as their Independence Day – Bahrain, South Korea and Republic of the Congo. Google also posted an Independence Day doodle on its South Korean home page.

Moreover, on August 14, Pakistan’s Independence Day, Google posted a doodle, imitating the style of Pakistan’s famous truck art. This was the second time that Google doodled Pakistan’s Independence Day. The first was in 2011.

So my fellow Indians, Happy Independence Day to you.

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