Happy Holidays from Google 2009

Monday, December 21, 2009

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Google has been changing its own logo lately, often turning it into a series of doodles with a riddle attached. It seems we’re about to see another series of logo changes, but this time their purpose is quite easy to discern.

If you’ve visited Google today, you may have noticed that the logo has turned into a holiday postcard. Clicking on it leads to a “Happy Holidays” landing page, with the current logo listed as the first in a series.

What can we say; thanks, Google, we wish you happy holidays, too!

Jan Evangelista Purkyně Birthday

Friday, December 18, 2009

Google Czech Republic Logo - Jan Evangelista Purkyně Birthday

Train peregrine

Google Russia Logo - Train peregrine

Doodle 4 Google UK - My Hero

Doodle 4 Google UK - My Hero by Sophie Redford

The discovery of the Piedra del Sol

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Google Mexico Logo - The discovery of the Piedra del Sol

The Aztec calendar stone, Mexica sun stone, or Stone of the Sun (Spanish: Piedra del Sol), is a large monolithic sculpture that was excavated in the Zócalo, Mexico City’s main square, on December 17, 1790.

Measuring about 3.6 metres (12 ft) in diameter, 1.22 metres (4 ft) in thickness and weighing 24 tonnes, the original basalt version is presently on display at the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City’s Chapultepec Park. Images from the Sun Stone appear on the reverse of Mexican peso coins of all denominations. This basalt sculpture is a representation of the Aztec calendar.

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Esperanto, Anniversary of Zamenhof

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Google logo - Esperanto, Anniversary of Zamenhof

Esperanto (help·info) is the most widely spoken constructed international auxiliary language. Its name derives from Doktoro Esperanto, the pseudonym under which L. L. Zamenhof published the first book detailing Esperanto, the Unua Libro, in 1887. The word esperanto means "one who hopes" in the language itself. Zamenhof's goal was to create an easy and flexible language that would serve as a universal second language to foster peace and international understanding. Esperanto has had continuous usage by a community estimated at between 100,000 and 2 million speakers for over a century, and approximately one thousand native speakers. However, no country has adopted the language officially. Today, Esperanto is employed in world travel, correspondence, cultural exchange, conventions, literature, language instruction, television, and radio broadcasting. At least one major search engine, Google, offers searching of Esperanto-related websites via an Esperanto portal.

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Santa Lucia

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Google logo - Santa Lucia

Saint Lucy, also known as Saint Lucia, (283 – 304) was a wealthy young Christian martyr who is venerated as a saint by Roman Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran, and Orthodox Christians. Her feast day in the West is 13 December, by the unreformed Julian calendar the longest night of the year; with a name derived from lux, lucis "light", she is the patron saint of those who are blind. Saint Lucy is one of the very few saints celebrated by members of the Lutheran Church among the Scandinavian peoples, who take part in Saint Lucy's Day celebrations that retain many elements of Germanic paganism. Saint Lucy is one of seven women, aside from the Blessed Virgin Mary, commemorated by name in the Canon of the Mass.

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Egyptian writer Naguib Mahfouz

Friday, December 11, 2009

Google Egypt Logo - Naguib Mahfouz's Birthday

Naguib Mahfouz (Arabic: نجيب محفوظ‎, Nagīb Maḥfūẓ) (December 11, 1911 – August 30, 2006) was an Egyptian novelist who won the 1988 Nobel Prize for Literature. He is regarded as one of the first contemporary writers of Arabic literature, along with Tawfiq el-Hakim, to explore themes of existentialism.[1] He published over 50 novels, over 350 short stories, dozens of movie scripts and five plays over a 70-year career. Many of his works have been made into Arabic and foreign languages films.

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Qian Xuesen's Birthday

Google China Logo - Qian Xuesen's Birthday

Qian Xuesen (simplified Chinese: 钱学森; traditional Chinese: 錢學森; pinyin: Qián Xuésēn; Wade-Giles: Ch'ien Hsüeh-sên) (11 December 1911 – 31 October 2009) was a scientist who made important contributions to the missile and space programs of both the United States and People's Republic of China. NASA documents commonly refer to him as H.S. Tsien.
During the 1940s Qian was one of the founders of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology. During the Second Red Scare of the 1950s, the United States government accused Qian of having communist sympathies, and he was stripped of his security clearance in 1950. Qian then decided to return to China, but instead was detained at Terminal Island near Los Angeles. After spending 5 years under virtual house arrest[5], Qian was released in 1955, in exchange for the repatriation of American pilots captured during the Korean War. Notified by U.S. authorities that he was free to go, Qian immediately arranged his departure, leaving for China in September of 1955, on the passenger liner SS President Cleveland of American President Lines, via Hong Kong. He returned to lead the Chinese rocket program, and became known as the "Father of Chinese Rocketry" (or "King of Rocketry").
Asteroid 3763 Qianxuesen was named after him.

钱学森(Tsien Hsue-shen、H.S. Tsien,1911年12月11日-2009年10月31日),浙江杭州人,中国空气动力学家,中国科学院、中国工程院院士,中国两弹一星功勋奖章获得者之一。曾任美国麻省理工学院教授、加州理工学院教授,为中美两国的导弹和航天计划都曾作出过重大贡献。被誉为“中国航天之父”和“火箭之王”。

Google logo - E C Segar 's Birthday

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Google logo - Elzie Crisler Segar 's Birthday 

Elzie Crisler Segar (December 8, 1894 – October 13, 1938) was an American cartoonist, best known as the creator of Popeye, a character who first appeared in 1929 in his newspaper comic strip Thimble Theatre.

Segar was born and raised in Chester, Illinois, a small town near the Mississippi River. The son of a handyman, his earliest work experiences included assisting his father in house painting and paper hanging. Skilled at playing drums, he also provided musical accompaniment to films and vaudeville acts in the local theater, where he was eventually given the job of film projectionist. At age 18, he decided to become a cartoonist. He worked hard on a correspondence course in cartooning from W.L. Evans, of Cleveland, Ohio, in which he had invested $20. He said that after work he "lit up the oil lamps about midnight and worked on the course until 3am."

Segar moved to Chicago where he met Richard Felton Outcault, creator of The Yellow Kid and Buster Brown. Outcault encouraged him and introduced him at the Chicago Herald. On March 12, 1916, the Herald published Segar's first comic, Charlie Chaplin's Comedy Capers, which ran for a little over a year. In 1918, he moved on to Hearst's Chicago Evening American where he created Looping the Loop. Segar married Myrtle Johnson that year; they had two children. He died at age 43 after a long illness.

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Thai Father's Day

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Google Thailand Logo - Father's Day

In Thailand, Father's Day is set as the birthday of the king. December 5 is the birthday of the current king, Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX). Thais celebrate by giving their father or grandfather a Canna flower (Dok put ta ruk sa) which is considered to be a masculine flower. Thai people will wear yellow on this day to show respect for the king. This is because yellow is the Color of the day for Monday, the day on which king Bhumibol Adulyadej was born.

It started being celebrated around the 1980s as part of the campaign by Prime Minister of Thailand Prem Tinsulanonda to promote Thailand's Royal family. Mother's Day is celebrated in the birthday of Queen Sirikit.

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! Congratulations Eid independence

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Google United Arab Emirates Logo - Independence Day

In 1968, the United Kingdom announced its decision, reaffirmed in March 1971, to end the treaty relationships with the seven Trucial Sheikhdoms which had been, together with Bahrain and Qatar, under British protection. The nine attempted to form a union of Arab emirates, but by mid-1971 they were still unable to agree on terms of union, even though the British treaty relationship was to expire in December of that year.

Bahrain became independent in August, and Qatar in September 1971. When the British-Trucial Shaikhdoms treaty expired on December 1, 1971, they became fully independent.

National Day of Romania

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Google Romania logo - National Day of Romania

Union of Transylvania with Romania was declared on December 1 [O.S. November 18] 1918 by the assembly of the delegates of ethnic Romanians held in Alba Iulia.

The national holiday of Romania, the Great Union Day (also called Unification Day[1]) occurring on December 1, commemorates this event. The holiday was set after the 1989 Romanian Revolution, and marks the unification not only of Transylvania, but also of the provinces of Banat, Bessarabia and Bukovina with the Romanian Kingdom, in 1918, the Union of Transylvania with Romania being the last event, sealing the unification of the country.

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Poll - Logo of November

Monday, November 30, 2009

Google globally released 31 logos includes 12 Sesame Street logos series in November. Now, it is time for you to vote for your favorite logo in November. The logos can be reviewed at http://google-logo-museum.blogspot.com/2009_11_01_archive.html

St. Andrew's Day

Google UK logo - St. Andrew's Day

St. Andrew's Day is the feast day of Saint Andrew. It is celebrated on 30 November.
Saint Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland, and St. Andrew's Day is Scotland's official national day . In 2006, the Scottish Parliament designated St. Andrew's Day as an official bank holiday. Although most commonly associated with Scotland, Saint Andrew is also the patron saint of Greece, Romania, and Russia.

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Independence Day of Panama

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Google Panama Logo - Independence Day

Panama, officially the Republic of Panama, is the southernmost country of both Central America and, in turn, North America. Situated on the isthmus connecting North and South America, it is bordered by Costa Rica to the northwest, Colombia to the southeast, the Caribbean Sea to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the south. The capital is Panama City. Independent from Spain 28 November 1821.

Happy Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Google USA logo - Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving, or Thanksgiving Day, celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November, is an annual federal holiday in the United States. It was historically a religious observation to give thanks to God, but it is now considered a secular holiday.

Most people celebrate by gathering at home with family or friends for a holiday feast. Though the holiday’s origins can be traced to harvest festivals which have been celebrated in many cultures since ancient times, the American holiday has religious undertones[citation needed] related to the deliverance of the English settlers by Native Americans after the harsh winter at Plymouth, Massachusetts.

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24 Kasım Öğretmenler Günü

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Google Turkey Logo - 24 Kasım Öğretmenler Günü

50 years Sandman

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Google German Logo - 50 years Sandman

Unser Sandmännchen, Das Sandmännchen, Abendgruß, Sandmann, Sandmännchen (Little Sandman) is a German children's bedtime television programme using stop motion animation. The puppet was based on the Ole Lukøje character by Hans Christian Andersen.

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Universal Children's Day

Friday, November 20, 2009

Google logo - Universal Children's Day

Teacher's on Vietnam

Google Vietnam Logo - Vietnam Teacher's day

Father Frost Дед Мороз

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Google Russia Logo - Father Frost Дед Мороз

In the culture of the Slavs the traditional character Ded Moroz (Russian: Дед Мороз) plays a role similar to that of Santa Claus. The literal translation of the name would be Grandfather Frost. However, English-speakers traditionally translate his name as the alliterative Father Frost.

Ded Moroz brings presents to children. However, unlike the secretive ways of Santa Claus, he often brings them in person, at the celebrations of the New Year, at New Year parties for kids by the New Year Tree. The "in-person" gifts only occur at big organized celebrations, where the gifts can be "standardized." The clandestine operations of placing the gifts under the New Year tree still occur while the children are young. Ded Moroz is accompanied by Snegurochka (Russian: Снегурочка), or 'Snow Maiden,' his granddaughter. She is a unique attribute of the image of Father Frost – none of his foreign colleagues has a similar companion.
The traditional appearance of Ded Moroz has a close resemblance to that of Santa Claus, with his coat, boots and long white beard. Specifically, Ded Moroz wears a heel-long fur coat, a semi-round fur hat, and white valenki or high boots (sapogi), silver or red with silver ornament. Unlike Santa Claus, he walks with a long magical staff, does not say "Ho, ho, ho," and drives no reindeer but a troika.

The official residence of Ded Moroz in Russia is the town of Veliky Ustyug. The residence of the Belarusian Dzied Maroz is in Belavezhskaya Pushcha.

Isamu Noguchi’s Birthday

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Google Japan Logo - Isamu Noguchi’s Birthday

Isamu Noguchi (November 17, 1904 – December 30, 1988) was a prominent Japanese American artist and landscape architect whose artistic career spanned six decades, from the 1920s onward. Known for his sculpture and public works, Noguchi also designed stage sets for various Martha Graham productions, and several mass-produced lamps and furniture pieces, some of which are still manufactured and sold.

Among his furniture work was his collaboration with the Herman Miller company in 1948 when he joined with George Nelson, Paul László and Charles Eames to produce a catalog containing what is often considered to be the most influential body of modern furniture. His work lives on around the world and at the The Noguchi Museum in New York City.

イサム・ノグチ(Isamu Noguchi、日本名:野口 勇、1904年11月17日 - 1988年12月30日)はアメリカ合衆国ロサンゼルス生まれの彫刻家、画家、インテリアデザイナー、造園家・作庭家、舞台芸術家。日系アメリカ人である。
父は愛知県生まれの日本の詩人で慶應義塾大学教授の野口米次郎、母はアメリカの作家で教師のレオニ・ギルモア(Leonie Gilmour)。

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Discovery of Water on the Moon

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Google logo - Discovery of Water on the Moon

A "significant amount" of frozen water has been found on the moon, the US space agency said Friday heralding a giant leap forward in space exploration and boosting hopes of a permanent lunar base.

Preliminary data from a dramatic experiment on the moon "indicates the mission successfully uncovered water in a permanently shadowed lunar crater," NASA said in a statement.

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Veterans Day

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Google USA logo - Veterans Day

Veterans Day is an annual American holiday honoring military veterans. A federal holiday, it is usually observed on November 11. However, if it occurs on a Sunday then the following Monday is designated for holiday leave, and if it occurs Saturday then either Saturday or Friday may be so designated. It is also celebrated as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day in other parts of the world, falling on November 11, the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. (Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 with the German signing of the Armistice.)

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Remembrance Day - UK

Google UK Logo - Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day – also known as Poppy Day, Armistice Day (the event it commemorates) or Veterans Day – is a day to commemorate the sacrifices of members of the armed forces and of civilians in times of war, specifically since the First World War. It is observed on 11 November to recall the end of World War I on that date in 1918 (major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 with the German signing of the Armistice). The day was specifically dedicated by King George V, on 7 November 1919, to the observance of members of the armed forces who were killed during war; this was possibly done upon the suggestion of Edward George Honey to Wellesley Tudor Pole, who established two ceremonial periods of remembrance based on events in 1917

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Poland Independence Day

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Google Poland Logo - Independence Day

National Independence Day (Polish: Narodowe Święto Niepodległości) is a public holiday in Poland celebrated every year on 11 November to commemorate the anniversary of Poland's assumption of independent statehood in 1918 after 123 years of partitions by Austria-Hungary, Germany, and Russia.
The foundation of the Second Polish Republic is considered a key event by many Poles.

Narodowe Święto Niepodległości – polskie święto narodowe, obchodzone co roku 11 listopada, na pamiątkę odzyskania przez Polskę niepodległości w 1918 roku po 123 latach rozbiorów dokonanych przez Austrię, Prusy i Rosję. Święto państwowe ustanowione w ostatnich latach II RP, przywrócone w 1989 r. Jest to dzień wolny od pracy.

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40th Anniversary of Sesame Street - final

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Google logo - 40th Anniversary of Sesame Street

40th Anniversary of Sesame Street

Monday, November 9, 2009

Google logo - 40th Anniversary of Sesame Street

20th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall

Google Germany Logo - 20th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall

The Berlin Wall (German: Berliner Mauer) was a concrete barrier erected by the German Democratic Republic (GDR) (East Germany) that completely encircled the city of West Berlin, separating it from East Germany, including East Berlin. The Wall included guard towers placed along large concrete walls, which circumscribed a wide area (later known as the "death strip") that contained anti-vehicle trenches, "fakir beds" and other defenses.

The separate and much longer inner German Border (the IGB) demarcated the border between East and West Germany. Both borders came to symbolize the Iron Curtain between Western Europe and the Eastern Bloc.

Prior to the Wall's erection, 3.5 million East Germans had avoided Eastern Bloc emigration restrictions and escaped into West Germany, many over the border between East and West Berlin. During its existence from 1961 to 1989, the Wall stopped almost all such emigration and separated the GDR from West Berlin for more than a quarter of a century.  After its erection, around 5,000 people attempted to escape over the wall, with estimates of the resulting death toll varying between around 100 and 200.

During a revolutionary wave sweeping across the Eastern Bloc, the East German government announced on November 9, 1989, after several weeks of civil unrest, that all GDR citizens could visit West Germany and West Berlin. Crowds of East Germans climbed onto and crossed the wall, joined by West Germans on the other side in a celebratory atmosphere. Over the next few weeks, parts of the wall were chipped away by a euphoric public and by souvenir hunters; industrial equipment was later used to remove almost all of the rest. The fall of the Berlin Wall paved the way for German reunification, which was formally concluded on October 3, 1990.

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40th Anniversary of Sesame Street

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Google logo - 40th Anniversary of Sesame Street

40th Birthday Sesame Street

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Google logo - 40th Birthday Sesame Street

40th Birthday Sesame Street

Friday, November 6, 2009

40th Birthday Sesame Street

Thursday, November 5, 2009

40th Anniversary of Sesame Street - Mexico

Google Mexico Logo - 40th Anniversary of Sesame Street

40th Anniversary of Sesame Street - South Africa

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

40th Anniversary of Sesame Street - South Africa

40th Birthday Sesame Street - Israel

Google Israel Logo - 40th Birthday Sesame Street

40th Birthday Sesame Street - Belgium

Google Belgium Logo - 40th Birthday Sesame Street

40th Birthday Sesame Street

Google logo - 40th Birthday Sesame Street

Sesame Street is an American educational children's television series and a pioneer of the contemporary educational television standard, combining both education and entertainment. Sesame Street is well known for its Muppets characters created by Jim Henson. It premiered on November 10, 1969, and is the longest running children's program on US television.[1] The show is produced in the United States by the non-profit organization Sesame Workshop, formerly known as the Children's Television Workshop (CTW), founded by Joan Ganz Cooney and Ralph Rogers.

40th Anniversary of Sesame Street - India

Google India Logo - 40th Anniversary of Sesame Street

20th Anniversary of Wallace and Gromit

Google Logo - 20th Anniversary of Wallace and Gromit 

Wallace and Gromit are the main characters in a series consisting of four British animated short films and a feature-length film by Nick Park of Aardman Animations. All the characters were made from moulded plasticine modelling clay on metal armatures, and filmed with stop motion clay animation.
Wallace, an absent-minded inventor from Wigan, Lancashire, is a cheese enthusiast (especially for Wensleydale cheese). His companion, Gromit, is an anthropomorphic intelligent dog. Wallace is voiced by veteran actor Peter Sallis; Gromit remains silent, communicating only through facial expressions and body language.

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Day of the Dead - Día de Muertos

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Google Mexico Logo - Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos)

The Day of the Dead (El Día de los Muertos or All Souls' Day) is a holiday celebrated in Mexico and by Latin Americans living in the United States and Canada. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. The celebration occurs on November 1st & 2nd in connection with the Catholic holiday of All Saints' Day which occurs on November 1st and All Souls' Day which occurs on November 2nd. Traditions include building private altars honoring the deceased, using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed, and visiting graves with these as gifts.

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The Melbourne Cup

Google Australia Logo - The Melbourne Cup

The Melbourne Cup is Australia's major Thoroughbred horse race. Billed as The race that stops a nation, it is a race for three-year-olds and over, over a distance of 3,200 metres. It is the richest and most prestigious "two-mile" handicap in the world, and one of the richest turf races in the world. The event is held at around 3 pm on the first Tuesday in November by the Victoria Racing Club, on the Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne.

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Loy Krathong วันลอยกระทง

Monday, November 2, 2009

Google Thailand Logo -  Loy Krathong วันลอยกระทง

Loy Krathong (or Loi Kratong, Thai ลอยกระทง) is a festival celebrated annually throughout Thailand. Loy Krathong is held on the full moon of the 12th month in the traditional Thai lunar calendar. In the western calendar this usually falls in November.
"Loi" means "to float". "Krathong" is a raft about a handspan in diameter traditionally made from a section of banana tree trunk (although modern-day versions use specially made bread 'flowers' and may use styrofoam), decorated with elaborately-folded banana leaves, flowers, candles, incense sticks etc. During the night of the full moon, many people will release a small raft like this on a river. Governmental offices, corporations and other organizations also build much bigger and more elaborate rafts, and these are often judged in contests. In addition, fireworks and beauty contests take place during the festival.

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Poll - Logo of October

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Halloween 2009

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Google Logo - Halloween 2009

Halloween (also spelled Hallowe'en) is an annual holiday celebrated on October 31. It has roots in the Celtic festival of Samhain and the Christian holy day of All Saints. It is largely a secular celebration but some have expressed strong feelings about perceived religious overtones.

The day is often associated with the colors black and orange, and is strongly associated with symbols like the jack-o'-lantern. Halloween activities include trick-or-treating, wearing costumes and attending costume parties, ghost tours, bonfires, visiting haunted attractions, pranks, telling scary stories, and watching horror films.

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