India is celebrating its 65th Independence Day (66th if you count 15th August 1947 as the first Independence) to mark its independence from the British rule. On this occasion, Google India is celebrating the Independence Day with a colorful doodle on its home page, which on mouse over will greet you with a message, “Indian Independence Day”.
The India Independence Day Google doodle features a peacock with a large colorful plume tail. The peacock in the doodle forms the letter ‘G’ of the Google logo, while the remaining letters of Google logo are seen designed in yellow ochre-blue color.
Google has been celebrating India Independence Day with a doodle on its home page every year since 2003, where most of the doodles featured the Indian national flag. However, the 2011 and 2012 doodles were quite different as Google created the doodles by featuring the Indian national symbols in place of the Tricolour. If you remember, the 2011 Google doodle was a sketch of Delhi’s Red Fort.
Independence Day, Republic Day on 26 January, and Mohandas Gandhi’s birthday on 2 October are the three important national holidays observed in all the states of India, including the union territories. A day before the Independence Day, the President of India delivers the “Address to the Nation”, which is televised across the country. On 15 August every year, the Prime Minister of India hoists the Indian flag on the ramparts of the historical site Red Fort in Delhi.
Along with India, three other countries celebrate their Independence Day on August 15 – Bahrain, South Korea and Republic of the Congo.
Happy Birthday India.