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International Google Doodles

Posted on April 20, 2011 by Joelle

A little while ago, Google had a Google Doodle that was an interactive Robert Busen bunsen burner for his 200th birthday.

Bunsen Burner Google Doodle

Seeing this got me thinking, do other countries have the the same Google doodles as we do in the United States? So I did a little searching and low and behold there are Google doodles that are specific by country and region used throughout the world.

Here are some of my favorite recent Google Doodles that were not shown in the U.S. and what I learned about the featured content:

Google International Doodle Turkey

Mar 25, 2011 - 400th Birthday of Evliya Çelebi - (Turkey)
I was able to travel and spend a summer in Istanbul two years ago and now come to learn Evliya Çelebi was a traveler and surveyor himself. He details his finding in his work called Seyahatname.

Google International Doodle India

Mar 14, 2011 - Alam Ara's 80th Anniversary - (India)
The now famous bollywood film industry’s first sound film was Alam Ara, a love story between a gypsy girl and a prince. The film received so much attention that police were called in to control the crowds. This Google doodle was showcased in India on its 80th Anniversary.

Google International Doodle Portugal

Feb 04, 2011 - Almeida Garrett's Birthday - (Portugal)
The famous poet, play writer, novelist, and politician is a beloved figure of Portugal. He is also considered to be the writer that introduced the literary Romantic Era to Portugal. Regarded as a revolutionist and one of history’s greatest romantics, Google showcased this Doodle on his birthday.

These are just a couple of the international Doodles that Google has shown recently. What about you, do you have a favorite Google doodle?


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