Replacing its usual logo with a doodle that displays an animated Qatar flag flying high against the back drop of the morning sky, Google today joined the Qatar National Day celebrations.
The Google doodle can be seen for all extensions of Google including Google.com in the region.
The doodle is linked with the search page for 'Qatar National Day' and on this page , Google explains the significance of todays' doodle:
"Today’s Doodle celebrates Qatar’s National Day, marking 141 years since its unification. Also known as Founder’s Day, this is the day when Qataris come together for special festivities that memorialize their nation’s independence and unique history.
From the modern Drone Air Show featuring an array of synchronized drones over the Katara sky, to the traditional Darb Al Saai celebrations featuring camel and horse exhibitions, falconry, and cultural bazaars, the entire Arabian peninsula of Qatar is energized with patriotism and collective pride for over a week of events.
Some of the many highlights include aerial shows, one of which broke the world record last year for the largest parachute formation at night. No stranger to breaking records, in 2013 the Qatari nation created the world’s largest flag. Made in honor of the country’s National Day, the flag measured 101,978 m², the size of 14 football pitches!?
Happy National Day, Qatar!"
Last updated: December 18 2019 09:20 AM
It is the fourth time that the internet search behemoth honours the Qatar National Day by replacing its logo with a doodle. While the doodle for last year was almost similar to this years', in 2015, the flag was replacing the second 'o' of 'Google'. The 2013 doodle showed an open shell along with two dhows riding the waves with the distant Qatar skyline in the background.
(Top to bottom):The Google doodles for 2018, 2015 and 2013 Qatar National Days .
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