Celebrating India’s 66th Independence with Google Doodle

It’s that time of the year where people of India pay homage to their leaders and those who fought for India’s freedom. On the 66th Independence Day (67th if you count 15th August 1947 as the first Independence) of India, Google India is celebrating the occasion with a tri-colored doodle on its home page, in the form of a ribbon, which on mouse over will greet you with a message, “Indian Independence Day”.

67th Indian Independence Day commemorated with Google doodle

Google has been celebrating India’s 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. Last year, we saw a beautifully designed colorful peacock with a large plume tail.

On this day, 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.

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