Google Celebrates a Jewish Holiday

Using a new doodle

By on 5 Mar 2007, 10:35 GMT
Once in a while, Google changes its official logo of the company with a funny or interesting image meant to celebrate a special event or to honor a celebrity from any corner of the world. Yesterday, the search giant placed a new logo on Google Israel's page to celebrate Purim, a Jewish holiday that "commemorates the deliverance from Haman's plot to annihilate all the Jews of the Persian Empire" as Wikipedia sustains. In the past, the holiday was celebrated with masks and graggers, two elements that were also displayed on the Google Israel doodle.

"In celebration of the holiday, people would dress up in masks, which replaced the second "G", though it looks more like the number "8". And the "L" is substituted by a Purim gragger, "used when Haman's name is mentioned during the reading of the Megillah, as tradition dictates, to blot out the name of evil," Googlified sustained.

The most interesting doodle ever published by Google was surely the one published on Valentine's day to display a strawberry covered in chocolate. Because the "L" character was quite invisible, numerous Internet publications sustained Google made a spelling mistake and published an incorrect doodle, modifying the company's name to Googe.

"You may have noticed today's Google Doodle on our homepage in celebration of romance and good food (something we consider extremely important). When you look at the logo, you may worry that we forgot our name overnight, skipped a letter, or have decided that "Googe" has a better ring to it. None of the above," Google said at that time.

If you want to view the entire collection of the Google doodles, you can click on this link but remember the company encourages visitors to use only the official logos when they're looking to speak about Google.

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