If you’ve been searching on Google for long enough, chances are, you are aware of what Google Doodle is. Celebrating various occasions, Google changes its logo in accordance to the occasion and updates it on its homepage and search result pages. But never before did it feature Bangladesh’s various occasions on its homepage until today.
I remember there were thousands of people sending Google requests to feature 21st February, the International Mother Language Day, along with a tribute to the freedom fighters who were martyred in 1952. But that didn’t happen. This year, surprisingly, Google featured Bangladeshi National Flag on the occasion of the Independence Day of Bangladesh on 26th March, 1971.
This is the first time we’re seeing Bangladesh’s National Flag on Google’s homepage and search result pages. That means, if you do not visit Google’s homepage and search from Google Chrome’s omnibox or right from Firefox’s search box, you will still see the doodle on upper left of the SERP (search engine result page).
I’m still not sure if the doodle is shown around the world. It’s still not 26th of March in all parts of the world. However, I did a NCR (No Country Redirect) by going to google.com/ncr to make sure I was seeing the International version of Google homepage and that Google was not showing me results based on my geographical location. At first I didn’t see it. But a couple of minutes later, the doodle was there.
I think we’ll have to wait a few more hours until it’s 26th of March all over the world to see if it’s effective globally.
In any case, it’s a big win for us. And I can’t thank Google enough for this! But still, Thank You, Google, for letting the world know our history on the day of our Independence Day!
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