Google Doodle Celebrates Father’s Day – complete with Tie

Posted on Jun 19 2011 - 2:14pm by Richard Sharp

Google has replaced their standard logo with a Google Doodle to celebrate Father’s day 2011. The simple logo is pretty much a global Doodle because Father’s day is celebrated in 63 nations around the world.

The Father’s day Google Doodle is much simpler than other recent examples, apparently it is meant to represent a fabric name tag found on shirts and t-shirts in many work places around the world. The standard colours have been replaced with all blue lettering and the ‘L’ is represented with a spotted neck tie (perhaps the ultimate Father’s Day cliche?)

Like past Doodles, when clicked a search results page for ‘Father’s Day’ is displayed which brings up the obligatory Wikipedia page and various websites which sell gifts for Father’s day.

History

Father’s Day is traditionally celebrated on third Sunday of June, early Western origins date back to 1908 when a mining accident resulted in the tragic fatality of 210 fathers. The residents of Grace Golden Clayton celebrated the day ever since, in 1966 President Lyndon B Johnson made the day official on a National scale.

Facebook users have also been celebrating the event, many are replacing their own profile picture with a photograph of their Dad as a mark of respect.

How are you celebrating Father’s Day and what do you think of today’s Google Doodle?

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Richard Sharp is the founder of gadgetsandgizmos.org. He loves technology, gadgets (comes with the territory) and social media. You'll find him writing features, attending events and playing with cool tech. Life's good.

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