Independence Day USA: Google's Logo, Bing's Home Page & Yahoo Got Nothing

Jul 4, 2014 • 8:42 am | comments (5) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Logos

Today is Independence Day in the United States Of America, the 238th birthday of USA. To celebrate, Google, Bing,, Dogpile and others have special logos or themes on their home page. But surprisingly, Yahoo did not animated their logo - not yet - at least.

Google's logo is a video but also an animated GIF. It first loads an animated GIF and when you click on it, it loads a video powered by YouTube.

Here is the animated GIF:

Google Independence Day Animated GIF

Here is the video:

Bing's home page:

Bing July 4th

Ask July 4th




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For the logos from the past, check out the past year logos for 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005 and 2004.

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07/04/2014 07:46 pm

Kind of offensive to non-Americans for Google to put up a doodle on July 4 celebrating a specific nationalistic holiday instead of a generic "Happy National Holidays" doodle that isn't specific to any nationality. Doesn't Google realize there are other national holidays at this time of year, like Canada Day and Fete Nationale (France)? Everyone celebrates the national holiday season in their own way. On that note, happy national holiday season to all! (And happy 4th of July to all the Americans and/or American-friendly non-Americans out there!)

DJuan Sloan

07/04/2014 11:54 pm

Google posts specific holiday doodles on the country's Google site. Not the American site. For example, Google Canada's doodle right now is the Argentina vs. Belgium ( You can also check out UK Google ( If the holiday has to do with your country than it will be put on your country's Google site. There are many Google sites. Just search for your country's Google site.


07/05/2014 01:18 am

Wonderful animation. Congrats Google!!

Anne Taenamyr

07/05/2014 01:55 am

Dude they do have special doodles to celebrate non-us holidays and independence days as well. They have doodles for many different religious holidays, celebrating the lives / birthdays / death of many famous people from around the world. So what if today the cultural event they chose was the US independence day, I thought it was beautifully done. If you want them not to do holiday themed things then they should do none at all. I mean how many people are not Christians right? so there should be no x-mas themed doodle. Or that piece of science could be culturally banned by their laws oh well can't have a doodle for that.


07/05/2014 03:06 am

Not only was this expertly animated in such a clever way, it also presented a humanistic message as well if you interpreted it the way many people might do, the same as I did. I congratulate Google for this and many of it's creative artistic representations. This one was elevated compared to most. Moreover, if you click onto the right source, you can discover many previous Google daily presentations, as well as many from other countries too. Check it out. You will be pleasantly surprised and enlightened as I was.

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