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    July 1, 2012

    Canada Day 2012


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    Canada National Day 2017



    On July 1, 1867, the British North America Act was passed, uniting the three distinct colonies of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick. Originally called Dominion Day, Canada Day was not officially celebrated until its 50th anniversary in 1917.

    The diversity of those three distinct colonies was not lost or diminished. Canadians take great pride in their country’s multicultural, integrated, and inclusive citizenship. In recognition of these fundamental beliefs, Canada enacted the Multiculturalism Policy of Canada in 1971. The first of its kind in the world, this policy confirmed the rights of Aboriginal peoples and the status of Canada’s two official languages.

    Today’s Doodle depicts celebratory desserts that reflect the country’s vast regional and ethnic diversity by highlighting the 13 provinces and territories. Bonne Fête Canada! Indulge your sweet tooth with the delights depicted in the Doodle:

    German krapfen
    Chinese mooncake
    Portuguese pasteis
    Italian tiramisu
    English jelly
    French chocolate eclairs
    Turkish delight
    Spanish churros
    Inuit bannock
    Punjab jalebi
    American doughnuts

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    July 1, 2014

    Canada Day 2014




    One of the things Canadians are most proud of is that their country is a cultural mosaic, where people from different cultures live together but retain their strong ethnic identities. In the spirit of uniting countries for the World Cup games, we wanted to celebrate the cultural melting pot that is Canada. The doodle itself resembles a mosaic or patchwork quilt, with various walks of life represented through dress and textile patterns.



    A rough sketch of the final art direction for the Canada Day doodle

    The people are shown as block shapes, whether as individuals or as family units – all building blocks of society – with their hands raised during Canadian citizenship ceremonies. We also wanted to draw on familiar elements, such as ice hockey, a Canadian Mountie, or the mountainous landscapes and large lakes that make up the natural beauty of the country. Look closely enough and there's even a soccer ball in there. Canada may not be in the World Cup this time around, but that hasn't stopped Canadian citizens, old or new, from enjoying the game.


    Happy Canada Day!

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    July 1, 2017

    Amy Johnson’s 114th Birthday




    Today we celebrate pioneering British aviator Amy Johnson. The first woman to fly solo from England to Australia, Johnson became a symbol of perseverance and a feminist inspiration around the world.

    Breaking into the male-dominated field of aviation proved difficult but not impossible for Johnson. Though she was not a naturally gifted pilot, Amy possessed an unshakable resilience that inspired future generations. In fact, before setting her first world flying record in 1930, Amy’s strong determination and drive qualified her to be the first British-trained woman ground engineer — for a brief time, she was the only woman in the world to hold that job title.

    That sort of resume does not go unnoticed. To honor the homecoming of her record-breaking solo flight from England to Australia, Amy was welcomed back with the tune “Amy, Wonderful Amy” — a hit song recorded by Jack Hylton and His Orchestra.

    Johnson quickly joined the ranks of other top female aviators, such as Amelia Earhart and Florence “Pancho” Barnes, by breaking several more world records — including her husband’s record for the fastest solo flight from London to Cape Town. Throughout her career, she made headlines as the “British Girl Lindbergh”and “The Long Girl Flyer.” She later shifted her solo flying adventures into a stint as First Officer in the Air Transport Auxiliary during the Second World War.

    To celebrate the spirit of this fearless flyer, today’s Doodle reminds us that there is no challenge too high or too far. Happy 114th birthday, "wonderful Amy"!

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    Canada Day 2009




    Canada Day [French: Fête du Canada] is the national day of Canada. A federal statutory holiday, it celebrates the anniversary of Canadian Confederation which occurred on July 1, 1867, with the passing of the British North America Act, 1867 where the three separate colonies of the United Canadas, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick were united into a single Dominion within the British Empire called Canada. Originally called Dominion Day [French: Le Jour de la Confédération], the holiday was renamed in 1982, the same year that the Canadian Constitution was patriated by the Canada Act 1982. Canada Day celebrations take place throughout the country, as well as in various locations around the world attended by Canadians living abroad.

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    July 1, 2011

    Cabotage and Turkish Maritime Festival




    Cabotage Day also called Maritime and Cabotage Day is an annual celebration related to merchant marine rights of Turkey held on 1 July in Turkey.

    During the Ottoman Empire, the precursor of Turkey, coastwise shipping was mostly carried off by foreign companies as permitted by the Capitulations of the Ottoman Empire. However, by the Treaty of Lausanne signed on 24 July 1923, the capitulations were abolished. The length of Turkish coast [Anatolian and Thracen peninsulas] is 8,333 kilometres [5,178 mi] and by the Cabotage act no 815 enacted on 19 April 1926 Turkey declared that only Turkish vessels were permitted to serve along this coastline. The law took effect on 1 July, the same year and this date is now known as the "cabotage day". Beginning by 2007 the name of the day was changed to "Maritime and Cabotage Day".

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    July 1, 2016

    Canada Day 2016


    Break out the Canadian flags and barbecue - today is Canada Day! Also known as the fête du Canada and Canada’s birthday, today celebrates July 1, 1867, when three British North American provinces joined to create the confederation of Canada.

    While July 1 became a holiday in Canada in 1879, it wasn’t officially celebrated until its 50th anniversary in 1917. Celebrations this year [and most] include parades, outdoor concerts, and air shows from Canada’s Air Force.

    Today’s Doodle commemorates the holiday with a depiction of aurora borealis, or the Northern Lights. Arguably one of nature’s most beautiful sights, the Northern Lights are best viewed on a crisp Canadian night. Happy birthday, Canada!

    Art by David Lu.

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    Jun 30, 2016

    165th Anniversary of First Firefighter's Corp in Chile





    Since 1851, Chile’s bomberos have risked life and limb to keep citizens safe from fire. There are 307 individual fire departments across Chile bonded together by Chile’s National Board of Fire Departments. What makes the bomberos especially unique is that they all serve on a volunteer basis.

    It all started on this day in the bustling seaport of Valparaiso, where the city’s most influential citizens came together to form the First Firefighter’s Corp. More fire departments followed, each created by and for the community it represented.

    Today’s Doodle was inspired by those who’ve served the people of Chile through their dedication and selflessness. Though they operate independently, the country’s bomberos share a common goal of working hard to protect local neighborhoods and communities.

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    March 6, 2018

    Gabriel García Márquez’s 91st Birthday





    Deep in the Amazonian jungle, through the lush green canopy and multi-hued vibrance of the hot and humid rainforest, look carefully and you might catch a glimpse of a city of mirrors; a city separated from the world by an expanse of water and yet reflecting everything in and about it; a city that is home to the Buendia family and the site of strange otherworldly happenings. Here, little fish made of pure gold dazzle the eye; large yellow butterflies flit through the flowers; a train chugs along once in a blue moon; and the only visitors are the all-knowing, mysterious gypsies who come bearing strange tales.

    Depicted in today's Doodle is this magical city of Macondo, brought to life by the Colombian author, journalist, and Nobel laureate Gabriel García Márquez [affectionately known as Gabo throughout Latin America] in his book, One Hundred Years of Solitude.

    Born in Aracataca, Colombia, Gabo is considered one of the most significant authors of the 20th century. In his long literary career, he penned over 25 books, transporting readers into a world of magical realism where they find themselves in the lush, humid tropics — moldering into solitude or being slowly consumed by the throes of passion.

    Gabo’s keen sense of political activism and courage also allowed him to author a number of non-fictional works that eloquently document the times that he lived in, News of a Kidnapping being among the most famous of these.

    For all this and more, we celebrate the 91st birthday of a cultural icon whose star continues to shine brightly over the literary and journalistic worlds of Latin America and beyond.

    Feliz cumpleaños, Gabo!
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    March 6, 2011

    Ghana's Independence Day 2011




    In 1957, when the leaders of the former British colony of the Gold Coast sought an appropriate name for their newly independent state—the first black African nation to gain its independence from colonial rule—they named their new country after ancient Ghana.

    Bono State [or Bonoman] was a trading state created by the Bono people, located in what is now southern Ghana. Its was founded sometime around the eleventh century Bonoman was a medieval Akan kingdom in what is now Bono, Bono East and Ahafo region respectively named after the [Bono and Ahafo] and Eastern Ivory Coast. It is generally accepted as the origin of the subgroups of the Akan people who migrated out of the state at various times to create new Akan states in search of gold. The gold trade, which started to boom in Bonoman as early in the 12th century, was the genesis of Akan power and wealth in the region, beginning in the Middle Ages. Various aspects of Akan culture stem from the Bono state, including the umbrella used for the kings, the swords of the nation, the stools, goldsmithing, blacksmithing, Kente Cloth weaving, and goldweighing.

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    March 6, 2017

    37th Anniversary of Komodo National Park







    Today’s Doodle celebrates the 37th anniversary of Komodo National Park with an interactive quiz to test your knowledge about Its main, reptilian inhabitant: the Komodo dragon!

    Komodo National Park in Indonesia sits at the center of an archipelago and consists mainly of 3 volcanic islands. The landscape is unlike any other, ranging from dry savanna conditions to lush forests, all surrounded by white-sand beaches and bright blue water.

    Although Komodo National Park was created to protect the life of the 5700 Komodo dragons who call it home, the park's scope has now expanded to other native wildlife. In addition to the Timor deer, which is the main source of food for the Komodo dragon, the islands are also the habitat for 72 species of birds, such as the yellow-crested cockatoo. Thousands of fish species swim in the surrounding waters, as well as sea turtles, dolphins, and whales.

    Despite the plethora of native wildlife, Komodo dragons are still what the park is best known for. Thanks to National Parks like Komodo, wildlife can continue to thrive largely uninterrupted by human interference.

    Here's to the Komodo dragon and Komodo National Park's 37th year!

    BONUS! Did you also know?

    Like sharks, Komodo dragon teeth are replaceable

    Komodo dragons have flexible skulls

    Komodo dragons are related to snakesThanks for playing!

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    Mar 15, 2017

    140th Anniversary of the First Cricket Test Match




    The first officially-recognized test cricket match took place 140 years ago today. It was a contest between the established English side and the newly-formed Australian team. Australia won the first match, but England won the second match to draw the series 1:1. The rivalry between the English and Australian teams, forged on the field, endures to this day.

    Today’s Doodle hits the deck with a lighthearted rendering that captures the spirit of sportsmanship and the inaugural test match. Mustachioed and musclebound, the batsmen, bowlers and opposition fielders spring into action, never losing sight of the red ball.

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    July 18, 2021

    Pearl Gibbs “Gambanyi’s” 120th Birthday



    Today’s Doodle, illustrated by Yuwi, Torres Strait Islander and South Sea Islander guest artist Dylan Mooney, celebrates revolutionary Aboriginal Australian activist Pearl Gibbs “Gambanyi”, who is widely regarded among the 20th-century’s leading advocates for Aboriginal rights.

    Pearl Mary Gibbs “Gambanyi” was born on this day in 1901 to an Aboriginal mother and a non-Aboriginal father in La Perouse, New South Wales. At 16, Gibbs moved with her family to Sydney, where she worked as a servant. It was here that she met Aboriginal girls stolen from their homes and forced into domestic work—injustices that sparked her lifetime devotion to the fight for Aboriginal rights.

    In 1937, Gibbs helped form the Aborigines Progressive Association [[APA), an all-Aboriginal activist alliance that campaigned for Aboriginal citizenship, suffrage, and an end to unjust governmental bodies. As APA secretary beginning in 1938, she exposed the inhumane conditions and exploitation of women and children at government-run Aboriginal reserves. A public speaker as charismatic as she was influential, Gibbs helped organize the Day of Mourning protest that same year. Widely credited as the catalyst of the contemporary Aboriginal political movement, this demonstration was the first to bring the plight of Indigenous Australians to national attention.

    Gibbs never faltered in her efforts for Indigenous justice over the decades that followed, a struggle that culminated in 1954 when the New South Wales Aborigines Welfare Board appointed her as its first—and only—female member. She also helped organize the Aboriginal-Australian Fellowship [AAF] in 1956. With Gibbs at the helm, the AAF petitioned for a change in the Australian constitution, which paved the way for the 1967 referendum that granted Indigenous Australians suffrage and citizenship.

    Today’s Doodle artwork depicts Gibbs’ life, legacy, and dedication to improving the lives of Aboriginal Australians—symbolized, for instance, by the Flannel Flowers on her dress, an icon she adopted to represent resilience.

    Happy Birthday, Pearl Gibbs “Gambanyi,” and thank you for your lifetime devotion to building a more equitable world.

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    Jul 17, 2021

    Francisco Toledo's 81st Birthday






    Today’s Doodle celebrates the 81st birthday of Mexican artist and activist Francisco “El Maestro” Toledo, who is widely regarded as one of the most influential artists in modern Mexican history. His prolific creative output is only rivaled in scope by his philanthropic advocacy and dedication to preserving his Oaxacan heritage.

    On this day in 1940, Francisco Benjamín López Toledo was born in Juchitán, Oaxaca, the heartland of the Indigenous Zapotec civilization. His remarkable talent for drawing was noticed at just 9 years old, and by 19, he hosted his first solo exhibition.

    Self-described as a grillo [cricket], which he believed captured the restless Oaxacan spirit, Toledo set off to Paris to pursue sculpting, painting, and printmaking in the 1960s. But he soon yearned for the simpler life of his home. He returned to Oaxaca in 1965, where his craft and activism played an instrumental role in the transformation of the southern Mexican state into a nucleus of the international art community. Toledo first garnered widespread acclaim during this era with a watercolor series of animal-human hybrids, which established his trademark style rooted in Indigenous art traditions, Zapotec mythology, and inspiration from the work of masters such as Francisco Goya.

    For nearly seven decades, Toledo explored every visual medium imaginable to produce around 9,000 works—from a scorpion sculpture crafted using turtle shells to cloth puppets. Today, his legacy endures in libraries, art institutions, and museums he founded in Oaxaca, many of which are free to enter.

    Happy birthday, Francisco Toledo, and thank you for safeguarding Zapotec Oaxacan heritage for generations to come!

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    Jul 16, 2021

    Elizeth Cardoso's 101st Birthday





    Today’s Doodle celebrates the birthday of Brazilian actor and singer Elizeth “The Divine” Cardoso. Her 1958 album “Canção do Amor Demais” [“Too Much Love Song”] is widely regarded as the first true bossa nova album, a hybrid style of breezy jazz and traditional Brazilian music that captured the stylistic evolutions of the era.

    On this day in 1920, Elizete Moreira Cardoso was born into a family of musicians in Rio de Janeiro and debuted as a singer at just five years old. Her first major break occurred at her 16th birthday party when an introduction to popular Brazilian musician Jacob do Bandolim changed her life.

    Eager to share her rare vocal gift, Bandolim landed Cardoso an opening gig for a stacked lineup of Brazilian musicians in 1936, including the likes of Noel Rosa and Araci de Almeida. Cardoso’s fame continued to grow into the 1940s with regular appearances alongside this superstar group and by performing everywhere from circuses to ballrooms. In 1950, Cardoso recorded her first hit, "Canção de Amor" [“Love Song”]. The explosion of popular reception for this single paved the way for a fruitful musical career that was soon followed by success as an actor in both TV and film.

    Cardoso became an international sensation in the following decades; her heartfelt spin on Brazilian music garnered standing ovations [with one lasting 15 minutes!] and enchanted audiences globally on world tours well into the 1980s. In 2007, Rolling Stone Brazil listed Cardoso’s “Canção do Amor Demais” among the nation’s top 100 albums of all time.

    Happy birthday, Elizeth Cardoso!

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    July 16, 2018

    Celebrating World Cup 2018 Champions: France!





    Congratulations to the 2018 FIFA World Cup champions: France!

    Over the past month, players from the men's national teams of 32 countries competed for top rank across 12 venues in 11 cities across Russia. With a total of 64 matches [and plenty of GOOOALS!], the games have culminated at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, where the French national team has won to become the 2018 World Cup champions.

    This year's Doodle series celebrated the rich cultures and talent of all 32 participating countries by featuring guest artists hailing from each nation. We hope you've enjoyed all 32 Doodles throughout the games, each illustrating the artist's interpretation of, "What ⚽ looks like in my country."

    Today's Doodle is a unique creation by our very own French Doodler, Helene Leroux, depicting, "What World Cup victory looks like in my country!"

    Cheers to all the talented players around the world. See you next time!

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    Jul 14, 2021

    Bastille Day 2021






    Today’s Doodle celebrates Bastille Day, also known in France as July 14th or National Day. On this day in 1789, the Parisian populace toppled a medieval fortress known as the Bastille, transforming this stone tower from a symbol of historical injustice into a beacon of liberty, equality, and fraternity.

    Widely regarded as a major catalyst of the French Revolution, the storming of the Bastille represents the birth of a modern nation. This momentous event incited nation-wide solidarity, and to celebrate its first birthday, national officials organized a 10,000 person ceremony coined the “Festival of the Federation.” Another milestone anniversary which is now commemorated each Bastille Day, this patriotic soirée culminated in a revelatory feast, complete with song and dance.

    The 230-year tradition of celebrating these definitive moments in history lives on throughout the international French community. Celebrations around the world host music and dance performances highlighting regional Francophone culture, alongside fireworks, parades, and spreads of staple French dishes!

    Vive le 14 Juillet! Long live July 14th!


    Check out some Behind-the-Scenes photos for
    today’s embroidery artwork by Doodler, Hélène Leroux

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    July 14, 2013

    Ingmar Bergman's 95th Birthday





    Ernst Ingmar Bergman was a Swedish film director, screenwriter, producer and playwright. Widely considered one of the most accomplished and influential filmmakers of all time, Bergman's films are known as "profoundly personal meditations into the myriad struggles facing the psyche and the soul."

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    Safiye Ayla's 107th Birthday




    “This heart is the rose that rose with you” crooned Turkish singer Safiye Ayla in one of her self-written songs. Considered a legend of Turkish classical music, our doodle in Turkey honors Ayla’s 107th birthday.

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    Jul 9, 2014

    World Cup 2014 #59



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    Jul 9, 2014

    Argentina Independence Day 2014




    What today is commonly referred as the Independence of Argentina was declared on July 9, 1816, by the Congress of Tucumán. Festivities, including parades, concerts, and fireworks, are expected throughout the country and especially in Buenos Aires.
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    Jul 7, 2014

    Tanabata 2014




    In Japan, our doodle pays homage to Tanabata, the Japanese star festival. This holiday celebrates the legend of Vega and Altair, two stars who are madly in love but separated by the vast Milky Way. Legend has it that these two lovers are only given one day throughout the year to be together, that day being the Tanabata, or "evening of the seventh."

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    July 7, 2011

    Miroslav Krleza's 118th Birthday





    For this doodle, I worked closely with a Googler in our Hungary office to learn more about Miroslav Krleza and his works. His most iconic character is the folk ballad musician, Petrica Kerempuh, who I ended up depicting in the final artwork. The style itself is based on my personal admiration of Eastern European illustration. This style has often been used to depict Kerempuh in bright, cheerful costume, in some ways to contrast the complex, multi-layered, [and sometimes darker] themes in Krleza’s exploration of Croatia’s historical experience.

    Posted by Mike Dutton

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    July 7, 2016

    Nettie Stevens’ 155th birthday



    What are the genetics behind gender?

    This simple question drove the work of American geneticist Nettie Stevens. Building on research by Edmund Beecher Wilson and Thomas Hunt Morgan at Bryn Mawr, Stevens discovered the connection between chromosomes and physicality. Her breakthrough evolved into the XY sex-determination system, now taught in classrooms around the world.

    Doodle by Lydia Nichols

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    July 7, 2013

    Vladimir Durov's 150th Birthday



    In the Soviet era, Vladimir Durov was an iconic figure of the Russian circus. A street and a theater were named after him. He was said to have revolutionized animal training, and he was described as a clown-satirist whose anarchistic stance against an autocratic Tsar and his government had helped bring about the Soviet revolution.

    Today, the Durovs are among Russia’s most prestigious circus dynasties. From the brothers Vladimir and Anatoly Durov, the founders of the circus dynasty, to a host of Anatolys, Vladimirs, Yurys, Natalias, and Terezas, all bearing the Durov name, they have given the Russian circus an impressive number of talented clowns, animal trainers, and entertainment entrepreneurs—and a few actors too.

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    July 7, 2018

    Tanabata 2018



    Once a year, two star-crossed lovers meet across the Milky Way for a fated reunion—or so the legend of the Japanese festival Tanabata goes. Known as the “Star Festival,” Tanabata is traditionally celebrated in Japan on the seventh day of the seventh month each year. In the Gregorian calendar, that’s today, but some celebrations take place in August.

    Originating from the Chinese Qixi Festival, Tanabata was brought to Japan in 755 AD and is still popular today. Present customs center around matsuri [festivals]. Often held in places decked with colorful streamers and elaborate ornaments, matsuri include parades, music, dancing, and fireworks. Though festivities vary by locale, you’ll almost always find street vendors peddling tasty snacks.

    In today’s Doodle, we celebrate Tanabata with a depiction of the lovers Orihime and Hikoboshi amidst a constellation of Google stars. Beneath them are bamboo branches decorated with wishes—a representation of one of Tanabata’s most storied traditions. In this time-honored custom, people write wishes on vibrant tanzaku [strips of paper], before adorning the bamboo in hopes they’ll come true.

    Our wish this year is a happy Tanabata for all!

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    December 10, 2019

    Afifa Iskandar’s 98th Birthday






    “I want those who left me to come back from the journey.
    I want to give them part of my soul as a keepsake.”
    —Afifa Iskandar, “It Burned My Soul”

    Today’s Doodle celebrates the “Iraqi Blackbird,” Afifa Iskandar, on what would have been her 98th birthday. Inspired by her love of poetry, Iskandar built up an extensive catalog over the course of her career and is widely known as one of the most acclaimed female singers in Iraqi history.

    Born in Mosul on this day in 1921, Iskandar started singing at the age of 5, performing her first concert as a teenager in a small cabaret in the city of Erbil. She went on to delight audiences at home and around the region, eventually performing in the U.S. and Europe as well. Her ability to sing the music of maqam al-’iraqi, a 400-year-old style weaving sung poetry together with traditional instrumentation, made her stand out from her contemporaries throughout the Middle East.

    Throughout her career, Iskandar performed for Iraqi monarchs and government leaders. Iskandar voluntarily retired following the country’s 1979 political change. Though publicly silent, Iraq’s “blackbird” never lost her passion for singing, performing for friends and loved ones in private.

    Her music lives on today through songs like "Ya aqqid alhajibayn" and "Ikhlas meni" for the world to enjoy.

    Happy birthday, Afifa Iskandar!

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    Jul 5, 2018

    Venezuela Independence Day 2018





    From the beaches of Margarita Island to the villages of the Andes mountains, Venezuela National Day is celebrated with fireworks and most importantly, family. Today’s Doodle celebrates Venezuela’s festive culture with a couple in traditional garb dancing the joropo.

    A lively dance derived from the Spanish fandango, joropo developed into a distinctly Venezuelan fusion of South American and Caribbean influences. Widely considered Venezuela’s national dance, the joropo is usually accompanied by stringed instruments — guitars, harps, and the cuatro — a four-stringed Venezuelan guitar played by cuatristas.

    Dancing joropo on this day also comes in handy to work off the calories from feasting on some of the country’s traditional dishes including: arepas, plantains, griddled white cheese, and the national dish: pabellon criollo — beans, rice, plantains, and spicy shredded beef with an egg on top. On Independence Day it’s often plated to look just like the national flag!

    ¡Feliz día de la independencia, Venezuela!

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    July 5, 2017

    Venezuela National Day 2017




    On July 5, 1811, Venezuela became the first independent state in South America. Venezuelans celebrate this special day with parades, cultural shows, street gatherings, and of course fireworks!

    Like its vibrant heritage of African, Spanish, and indigenous influences, Venezuela's terrain is vast. Islands and coastal plains surround the Andes to the north. Along the Orinoco River to the south lie savannas and tropical rainforests.

    Today’s Doodle showcases the Morrocoy National Park in northwest Venezuela. The crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean Sea line the 79,296-acre park, and the sea and the park together nourish hundreds of bird species and ocean wildlife, including flamingos, pelicans, turtles, and dolphins.

    Happy Independence Day, Venezuela!

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    July 5, 2014

    Venezuela Independence Day 2014





    For Venezuelan Independence Day, we’re dining on hallacas, a traditional dish made of meat wrapped in cornmeal and then folded within plantain leaves.

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    July 5, 2020

    Hwang Hye-seong's 100th Birthday





    Today’s Doodle celebrates the 100th birthday of Korean professor and culinary researcher Hwang Hye-seong. Hwang is widely credited with the preservation and popularization of the traditions of Korean royal cuisine that evolved for hundreds of years under the Joseon Dynasty.

    Born on this day in 1920, Hwang Hye-seong attended high school in Fukuoka, Japan before returning to Korea to pursue a career in education. She went on to become a professor of gastronomy and took an interest in the little-studied field of Korean royal court cuisine.

    Hwang’s studies brought her to the Nakseonjae complex in Seoul, the home of the last living queen of the Joseon Dynasty. There, she met Han Hui-sun, the only remaining court lady who had worked in the royal kitchen.

    Dedicated to the protection of the Joseon traditions against the sands of time, Hwang spent decades learning from Han. She scrupulously documented nearly everything there was to know about the royal culinary practices under the dynasty, from the arrangement of table-setting—a process depicted in today's Doodle—to the terminology used by the royal family. Thanks to Hwang’s efforts, in 1970, the South Korean government named the royal cuisine of the Joseon Dynasty an Important Intangible Cultural Property, and in 1973 Hwang was honored as its official skill holder.

    Today, Hwang’s passion has been carried on by her four children, all of whom followed her footsteps into culinary careers.

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    July 3, 2018

    World Cup 2018 - Day 19



    The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia is underway! Over the next month, players from the men's national teams of 32 countries will compete for top rank across 12 venues in 11 cities around the country. With a total of 64 matches [and plenty of GOOOALS!], the games will culminate at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on July 15.

    This year's Doodle series celebrates the rich cultures and talent of all 32 participating countries by featuring guest artists hailing from each nation! Tune in to catch all 32 Doodles throughout the games, each illustrating the artist's interpretation of "What ⚽ looks like in my country."

    Today's Featured Artists

    ColombiaDiego Cadena Bejarano

    Q: What does mean in your country?

    A: Futból is passion in Colombia. The World Cup is a time where we all come together and differences are left at the door. Futból helps us forget for a while the hardships that this country has endured and it helps us look forward to a more bright future.

    England Celyn Brazier

    Q: What does mean in your country?

    A: It is a quintessentially English national event that is tinged with excitement and frustration and tragedy in equal measure. At its best it represents people of many backgrounds and ethnicities coming together in dark, sweaty pubs while it is hot and sunny outside.


    SwedenLinnea Sterte

    SwitzerlandChragi Frei

    Q: What do you hope people take away from your Doodle?

    A: If this doodle doesn't boost the team into the final it will at least boost our sausage sales.
    Last edited by 9A; 07-03-2022 at 07:56 AM.

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    Fourth of July 2022





    Happy Independence day, USA! On July 4, 1776, the delegates of the 13 colonies officially adopted the Declaration of Independence and ended British rule.

    Many Fourth of July pastimes have emerged over the centuries—watching fireworks, attending baseball games and flying red, white and blue flags. But nothing seems quite as classic as a backyard barbecue, like the one in today’s artwork.

    American barbecues date back to the early 19th century, when southerners commemorated the anniversary of independence with public celebrations and meals. Since the culinary method allowed for a large amount of food to be cooked at once, barbecues became a staple for outdoor gatherings where local farmers and community members donated meat for everyone to eat. When many Southern African Americans migrated to the north in the 20th century, they brought beloved barbecue recipes with them. Soon enough, barbecue restaurants spread across American towns, with each region having its own distinct style.

    Today, millions of Americans meet up with loved ones around grills and barbecue pits to celebrate the fourth of July.

    Happy birthday, America!

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    Some of the best things that America stands for are our simple and timeless traditions. Our national pastime. Our delight in apple pie. Our pioneering spirit. Our appreciation of grilling done right, and the freedom to do it wrong: halfway raw or charred to bits—it's your choice!

    When creating this Doodle, early on I decided to focus on the classic, folding, aluminum, lawn chair. These chairs are often part of many 4th of July events—whether at a backyard barbecue, along a parade route or at an outdoor concert and fireworks show.

    I spent a lot of my summers sitting on a lawn chair with my neighbors, friends and family. We used to get together every 4th of July for a big neighborhood block party. When we would get up, the neighborhood pets would often steal our seats. Especially if there were any tantalizing crumbs left behind. [There usually were!]


    Posted by Brian Kaas, Doodler
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    4th of July 2011





    There are so many symbols that represent the United States that it's impossible to pick just one. So, instead for 2011's 4th of July Doodle, I roughly divided the logo into regions and illustrated a something iconic from that section of the country.




    True story: I was once almost killed by an alligator in Mexico. US alligators and I are totally cool, but this gator didn't make the final version.

    I was especially excited to feature favorite sights from a few of the places I've lived near to in the US, from San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge to New York's Statue of Liberty, with Chicago's Sears/Willis Tower in the middle. [I-80 and I go way back.]

    Posted by Ryan Germick, Doodle Team Creative Lead

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    4th of July 2010 and Rube Goldberg's Birthday




    Reuben Garrett Lucius Goldberg [July 4, 1883 – December 7, 1970], known best as Rube Goldberg, was an American cartoonist, sculptor, author, engineer, and inventor.

    Goldberg is best known for his popular cartoons depicting complicated gadgets performing simple tasks in indirect, convoluted ways. The cartoons led to the expression "Rube Goldberg machines" to describe similar gadgets and processes. Goldberg received many honors in his lifetime, including a Pulitzer Prize for political cartooning in 1948, the National Cartoonists Society's Gold T-Square Award in 1955, and the Banshees' Silver Lady Award in 1959. He was a founding member and first president of the National Cartoonists Society, which hosts the annual Reuben Award, honoring the top cartoonist of the year and named after Goldberg, who won the award in 1967. He is the inspiration for international competitions known as Rube Goldberg Machine Contests, which challenge participants to create a complicated machine to perform a simple task.



    Professor Butts and the Self-Operating Napkin [1931]

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    4th of July



    I have spent a lot of my life riding in cars. My family moved from Ohio to Virginia when I was 6, from Virginia to Indiana when I was 8, and back to Ohio when I was 12. I went to college in Florida and made the 20-hour-drive home at least twice a year. I spent 4 days in a car when I moved out to Northern California. There is something about living in the United States that is synonymous with road trips.

    Because the US is such a driveable country full of so many distinct landmarks, I thought that a road-trip-themed doodle could be a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the geographic and cultural diversity within the US this Independence Day. I wanted to highlight some of the notable tourist destinations as well as some of the small [but just as important] in-between places experienced only by seasoned road-trippers [and maybe native Midwesterners.]

    The road-tripping family represented in the doodle went through several iterations. For a time the station wagon was populated by the letters “G” “o” “o” and “g,” journeying to visit family members “l” and “e.” The letter scenario evolved into humans representing the Google letters with colors.

    Long live the the road trip, and most importantly, happy birthday to the USA!

    Posted by Betsy Bauer, Doodler.

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    July 4, 2020

    Fourth of July 2020




    Let the sparks fly today, as the US celebrates the Fourth of July.

    Happy birthday, USA!

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    July 4, 2021

    Fourth of July 2021





    Congress is now in session—but a different one than you might think! Did you know? A “congress” refers to a group of bald eagles, the national bird of the United States. These parading pals have swooped into today’s Doodle to celebrate the Fourth of July, also known as Independence Day. On this day in 1776, the adoption of the Declaration of Independence proclaimed the sovereignty of the United States.

    Although the population of bald eagles in the contiguous United States once teetered on the brink of extinction, they now thrive with an estimated population above 316,000 thanks to the passage of the National Emblem Act in 1940 and recent conservationist efforts. Talk about a soaring comeback!

    Happy 4th of July, USA!

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    Fourth of July 2018




    https://www.google.com/doodles/fourth-of-july-2018

    Brave, bold, and beautiful: words paired equally well to describe the United States of America and your Great Aunt Rita’s coleslaw. The 4th of July is the USA’s most scrumptious summer celebration: a time when friends and family get together to celebrate the nation’s independence by cooking, boiling, frying, baking, grilling, or blackening their favorite regional dishes.

    In celebration of the holiday, feast your eyes on today’s delicious Doodle, which we launched a day early to encourage exploration as well as your own 4th of July menus! The interactive map “Foodle” features highly searched recipes over the last 12 months for each state/territory based on Google Trends data. Tap on your state or territory to find one of your top searched recipes, but also a fun fact about the delectable dish.

    Some samples to savor:

    ⭐ Grab the ingredients to make gooey goulash like our fellow Michiganders


    ⭐Salivate over succulent spaghetti squash like our fellow Coloradans


    ⭐Jump for Johnny Cake joy like our fellow U.S Virgin Islanders


    ⭐Guarantee happy stomachs with glorious gumbo like our fellow Lousianans


    ⭐Add all-American apple pie to your plate like our fellow Mainers

    ⭐ July 4 Foodle Team ⭐


    Art: Kevin Laughlin, Shanti Rittgers


    Engineering: David Lu, Jordan Thompson


    UX: Diana Tran


    Google Trends team: Simon Rogers, Jenna Fowler


    Producer: My-Linh Le


    Marketing: Perla Campos, Carlos Diaz


    Doodle Team Lead: Jessica Yu


    Writing Support: Rachel Miller, Emma Coats, Nikki Palumbo
    Last edited by 9A; 07-04-2022 at 07:10 AM.

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    July 4, 2017

    Fourth of July 2017




    Whether you know it as the Fourth of July, Independence Day, or simply America’s birthday, today’s Doodle commemorates an important day in U.S. history. 241 years ago, on July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress voted to adopt the Declaration of Independence, a document proclaiming freedom from Great Britain. And thus the United States of America was born. Each year on this day, Americans from coast to coast unite to celebrate the birth of their country with traditions such as parades, firework displays, and barbecuing with family and friends.

    Today’s Doodle is inspired by Stephen Mather [also born July 4], a noted conservationist and the first director of the National Parks Service. Often hailed as “America’s Best Idea,” the NPS was created by President Woodrow Wilson in 1916. Over a century old, America’s national parks span 84 million acres and host more than 275 million visitors every year.

    However you spend this Fourth of July, we hope you'll join us in wishing America a very happy birthday!
    Last edited by 9A; 07-04-2022 at 07:18 AM.

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    Jul 4, 2018

    Hubert Cecil Booth’s 147th Birthday




    Today’s Doodle celebrates British engineer Hubert Cecil Booth, inventor and designer or many products we use to this day, most notably the first powered vacuum cleaner!

    At the top of the 20th century, cutting-edge floor-cleaning technology involved blowing air to push debris away. Booth, however, was intrigued by the inverse idea: cleaning by suction. After seeing a demonstration of the “pneumatic carpet renovator” blowing dirt out of railway cars, Booth tried an experiment. Laying his handkerchief on a restaurant chair, he put his mouth on the table cloth and sucked air through it. Inspired by the results, he set to work on his first design—nicknamed “Puffing Billy”—which was powered by an engine so big it had to be housed outside and pulled around by horses!

    Booth started the British Vacuum Cleaner Company in 1903, and his flagship product—a somewhat smaller electric device—was soon embraced by fashionable households, including the British royal family. Watching the “Puffing Billy” suck dust out the window of your home even became a fun afternoon activity, lending housework a certain social cachet.

    Although the vacuum cleaner is a critical component of Booth’s legacy, it didn’t stop there. He built bridges,designed engines for Royal Navy battleships, and also contributed to the design of ferris wheels across England, France, and Austria - which you can also spot in today’s Doodle .


    Happy 147th birthday Hubert Cecil Booth!

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    Ukichiro Nakaya's 113th Birthday



    Ukichiro Nakaya was a Japanese physicist and science essayist known for his work in glaciology and low-temperature sciences. He is credited with making the first artificial snowflakes.

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    Pedro Nel Gómez's 114th Birthday



    Pedro Nel Gómez Agudelo was a Colombian engineer, painter, and sculptor, best known for his work as a muralist, and for starting, along with Santiago Martinez Delgado, the Colombian Muralist Movement, inspired by the Mexican movement that drew on nationalistic, social, and political messages as subjects.

    One of Colombia's most prolific and prominent artists of his time, Gómez created 2,200 square meters of fresco murals in public buildings.

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    Venezuelas Independence Day 2013



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    Venezuela National Day 2017







    On July 5, 1811, Venezuela became the first independent state in South America. Venezuelans celebrate this special day with parades, cultural shows, street gatherings, and of course fireworks!

    Like its vibrant heritage of African, Spanish, and indigenous influences, Venezuela's terrain is vast. Islands and coastal plains surround the Andes to the north. Along the Orinoco River to the south lie savannas and tropical rainforests.

    Today’s Doodle showcases the Morrocoy National Park in northwest Venezuela. The crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean Sea line the 79,296-acre park, and the sea and the park together nourish hundreds of bird species and ocean wildlife, including flamingos, pelicans, turtles, and dolphins.

    Happy Independence Day, Venezuela!

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