To commemorate the Philippines’ 117th year of independence, Google joins the country in celebrating this national holiday with a special doodle on the Google.com.ph homepage. This year’s Independence Day doodle depicts the Philippine Flag, with the sun and three stars standing for one “O” of the company’s logo. The letters also make use of the colors of the flag.
This is the sixth Independence Day doodle to be featured on the Google.com.ph homepage. The inspiration came from the pride and honor Filipinos have over their national identity and history, often symbolized by the flag. Clicking on the doodle will lead visitors to more information about the history of Philippine independence.
A “doodle” is the name used for the decorative changes made to the Google logo to celebrate holidays, anniversaries, and the lives of famous artists, scientists, and leaders. Doodles make search even more fun and we learn new things with each new design.
Doodles have long been a part of Google's history. The first one was created when founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin asked Google’s chief doodler (then intern) Dennis Hwang to design a logo for the 4th of July in 2000. Today’s doodle is one of the thousands of illustrations made for Google homepages around the world.