Google Celebrates Mother’s Day with a Beautiful Doodle

God could not be everywhere and therefore he made Mothers.

The above quote reflects the importance of mothers and motherhood, who is one of the greatest living teachers on Earth. It is said that being a mother is a one of the highest salaried jobs, since the payment is pure love. In significance to the love and sacrifice called motherhood, the entire world today celebrates Mother’s Day, a great opportunity to thank and give love to the lady who has done everything that is possible from her hands.

To honor and celebrate Mother’s Day, the search engine giant – Google, has come up with a very lovely and beautiful doodle highlighting the love and affection between a mother and her kids. In the animated Google Doodle, you will see two children give their mother a flower and big hug.

Happy Mother's Day - May 2012

The animations begins with the two children (the two Os in Google) opening a door and stealing a look to see if their mother (the letter “L” in Google) is there. The mother notices the two children coming inside and gets anxious. The children then run to their mother with a flower and give her a big fat hug. The characters then line up to form letters in the Google logo.

Since 2000, Google designs a doodle on the occasion of Mother’s Day every year, and replaces the classic logo on its home page with the doodle to compliment to mothers all over the world. As usual, clicking on the doodle will take you to the results page that details the significance, purpose, and its traditions.

While Mother’s Day is celebrated in different part of the world on different days, it is generally the second Sunday of May (May 13, 2012) that is most widely celebrated. The origin of Mother’s Day can be dated back to 1908 in the United States, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial in remembrance of her mother Anna Reeves, who spent over 20 years teaching at a Sunday school.

With this memorial, Anna Jarvis began a campaign to make “Mother’s Day” a recognized holiday in the United States. By 1914, she was successful enough and the day was known to many people around the States. However, she began hating the very idea of the holiday thing due to extensive commercialization as early as the 1920s. This, however, is considered to be the modern holiday of Mother’s Day.

Today, almost the entire world celebrates Mother’s Day on the second Sunday of May. This includes Canada, Australia, Brazil, most parts of Europe, India and other parts of Asia, as well as many countries in Africa.

Also Read: Google Celebrates International Women’s Day with a Symbolic Google Doodle

Watch the Google Doodle in action –

Happy Mother’s Day to moms all over the world!

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Joel Fernandes

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