Google has celebrated St David’s Day, with the tech giant transforming its logo into a new St David’s Day Google Doodle, incorporating a fire-breathing dragon.
Marking the celebration of the patron saint of Wales, the latest in a long line of Google Doodles has seen the company’s iconic logo given a distinctly Welsh makeover, with the nation’s figurehead Welsh dragon taking pride of place on the Google front-page.
Pairing the dragon with further Welsh symbolism, the new St David’s Google Doodle shows the red bodied beast clutching a Welsh leek, one of the country’s national emblems, breathing fire that turns into daffodils, the nation’s official flower, and stood on the backdrop of the infamous Welsh valleys.
Celebrated on March 1 each year, St David’s Day is a national day of celebration in Wales, although recent proposals to turn it in to a national holiday, in place of another bank holiday, were rejected. Said to have died on March 1 589, St David is honoured with the annual day of celebration due to his work as a Christian teacher.
A more subdued Google Doodle offering than some recent efforts, the St David’s Day Google Doodle is an unanimated affair, unlike a selection of interactive and even playable Google Doodles of late.
With Valentine’s Day having been celebrated earlier this month alongside the founder of the Ferris wheel, George Ferris, Google visitors were on February 14 tasked with pairing up animals on two of the much loved fairground ride, each match-up offering a picture-based narrative ending.
Further interactive Google Doodles have recently seen those visiting the world’s largest search engine given the opportunity to play as a Zamboni driver, compete in a selection of Olympic sporting events, play a variety of musical instruments and even send Pac Man through a special, Google-themed gaming set-up.
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