Google Israel Gets Independence Day Doodle

Apr 20, 2010 • 8:50 am | comments (1) by | Filed Under Other Google Topics

google israelI often cover how different people are upset that a specific logo was not designed and placed on Google for an event. The complaints range from missing an important country's holiday or missing someone's birthday, amongst others. So when I was testing Google's virtual keyboard in the search results, I noticed that today, Google Israel has a special doodle.

Today is Israel's Independence Day, which technically happens every year on 5 Iyar (jewish month). It is also known as Yom Ha'atzmaut (יום העצמאות‎) and it happened on May 14, 1948. The hebrew date was 5 Iyar, 5708. Today is actually 6 of Iyar but Google is not wrong. In 2004 Israel changed the rule of when this day is celebrated and if 5th of Iyar is on a Monday, the festival is postponed to Tuesday.

Pretty good that Google got it right, despite the change.

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