Monday, May 14, 2012

Mother's Day Doodle (May 13, 2012)

Yesterday May 13, Mother's day was celebrated in several countries:  Canada, Turkey, Italy, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Slovakia, Peru, Venezuela, Ecuador, Brunei, Australia, Singapore, Slovenia, China, Chile, Puerto Rico, Belgium, Germany, Hong Kong, Netherlands, Denmark, Philippines, Finland, United States,Vietnam, Croatia, Switzerland, New Zealand, Brazil, Estonia, Uruguay, India, Malaysia, Austria, Latvia, Colombia, Greece, Japan, Taiwan, Cyprus.

For such a special day, Google prepared an animated doodle that, although quite simple, is also very cute, and simbolizes in a few frames what being a mother is all about: Caring for your children. This celebrations do not occur on the same day on all countries, although most of them trace back to the same ancient greek festival, where they would honor the goddess Cybele. This festivity was later embraced by christianity, where the first christians used to celebrate "Mothering Sunday" on the 4th Sunday in the Lent.

This is a non animated doodle that Google used for Mother's Day on 2011.

Closer to our days, the American Mother's Day was instituted by  Anna Jarvis in Grafton, West Virginia, in 1908 as a day to honor's one mother.

Hope you enjoyed your day with your mom!

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