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Google doodles, each day a story to be told

I’ve always been curious to understand the whole concept behind Google Doodles, which are well known and enjoyed by millions around the world. And today I wanted to share this amazing fact with our readers.

Doodles are the spontaneous changes that are made to the Google logo in celebration of holidays, anniversaries and the lives of famous artists, pioneers and scientists who have helped shape history.

In 1998, Brin and Page (Google founders) took the weekend off to go to Burning Man festival in Nevada. The doodle (shown above) was used as a message to users as an out of office reply. From there the idea of decorating Google’s logo to mark cultural moments was born. As a result, the below cool executions were added:

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Halloween -1999

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Thanksgiving -1998

 Ideas come from all over including Google employees and users like us! The team meets weekly for brainstorming sessions but four times a year does an official review of all the ideas to come up with a schedule of about 90 doodles. Since 1998 there have been over 2,000 doodles on their home pages around the world. You can see them all here or catch one on your Google home page (You have to check each day because they come as a surprise)

One of my favorites was done for Pac-Man’s 30th anniversary, where you can play the actual game:

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The doodle team is always excited to hear new ideas. Go ahead & email them at proposals@google.com. You never know when you see your Doodle on Google ;) 

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