Today, Sri Lanka will celebrate its 71st Independence Day with festivities organized throughout the country. The main event will take place at Galle Face where President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe presides the show. Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih will attend the ceremony as Guest of Honour.
Google is also celebrating the Sri Lanka National Day with a doodle that resembles very close to the one portrayed last year. For some reason, the emphasis is on the red and green colours only. I did use the colour picker on the doodle and yes, the colours are from the flag!
So what is a Google doodle? According to Google:
“Doodles are the fun, surprising, and sometimes spontaneous changes that are made to the Google logo to celebrate holidays, anniversaries, and the lives of famous artists, pioneers, and scientists.”
The Google team have created over 2000 doodles on their homepages around the world over the years.
In fact, Google users/the public can submit ideas for doodles. So remember, if you want to be creative, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org with ideas for the next Google doodle.