Its been ten days since we last saw a Google Doodle in the UK and today the big G has decided to mark St. David’s Day with a 2011 logo to mark the Welsh Patron Saint.
Google has dressed up the second g in their logo in traditional welsh dress.
Welsh Dress explains about traditional attire, “According to common belief, the Welsh costume comprises a high hat, petticoat, bed gown, apron and shawl, the whole of local manufacture. The bedgown was a sort of long coat, forming a waist, and closing over the bust, and a long tail which folded behind over the petticoat, with the apron hiding the petticoat front.”
The Doodle also comes complete with daffodil, which of course is the National flower and emblem for Wales.
[singlepic id=248 w=320 h=240 float=left]Last year’s St. David’s Doodle (pictured left) featured Caernarvon castle without so much as a Daffodil or Dragon in sight (well apart from on the flag flying above the castle of course). Many Welsh natives and occupants took last year’s Doodle as the tribute intended, however some pointed out that the castle was actually built by the English – a small faux pas that will hopefully be forgiven with today’s Doodle.
Happy St. David’s Day (Dydd Gw?l Dewi Sant hapus) to all our Welsh readers and anyone else that would like to support the Welsh Saint.