Google Celebrates 119th Philippine Independence Day with a Special Doodle

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Google joins the entire Filipino community in celebrating our country’s 119th Independence Day with a special one-day only doodle designed by Illustrator Dan Matutina. This year’s doodle showcases the beauty of the Philippine Flag as well as the archipelago’s various island landscapes.

Today marks Google’s 8th doodle of celebrating Independence Day for the Philippines. As such, it shows Filipinos gathered around the flag for a flag raising ceremony with the sunrise visible over the water. This symbolizes our optimism and resilience in the most challenging times.

As a symbol of our freedom from colonial rule, the Philippine Flag was first raised on June 12, 1898 in Kawit, Cavite. Today, flag ceremonies are held in schools and government offices while singing our National Anthem.

You can click on the doodle to know more about the history of Philippine Independence.

The term “doodle” is used when decorative changes are made to the Google logo when celebrating special holidays, anniversaries, and the lives of people who have made a significant impact in any field. It makes searches even more fun as users get to learn new things with each design.

The first ever doodle was created in the year 2000 when Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin made a request to the intern and now Google’s chief doodler Dennis Hwang to design a logo for Bastille Day. From then on, the Google homepage has featured thousands of doodles, which made searching more fun and entertaining.

History of Google’s Philippine Independence Day Doodles:




Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.

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