Every year a special event happens, and for those who live in the Northern Hemisphere then today is the day when the Summer Solstice 2011 begins. A celebration is already going on for this event, as there is a very colorful Google Doodle on their homepage. Even before you have had a chance to see the image you know what to expect when we tell you that it was Takashi Murakami’s The First Day of Summer drawing used.
Whenever you think of Japanese drawings you think of anime and colors, and both of these have been entwined to create something very special. One has to wonder why Google decided to go with this drawing, as the Summer Solstice represents the longest day and not the first day of Summer? Most people always think of the druids on this day and used to head to Stonehenge, but are unable to get up close any more.
We tried to count the amount of colors on today’s Doodle, but lost count – there are just too many of them. We have to say that we are a little confused, as looking at the flowers and one of the faces they are all smiling. However, the other face on the right has its fangs out – maybe he/she is said that we are now heading out of this season?
About 20 countries in the Northern Hemisphere have this Google Doodle, but they are not all the same. Some European countries do not have the Doodle today, but we do know that the UK does. Both Germany and France have decided to celebrate the life of Jean-Paul Sartre. Instead.
One has to wonder why Google gets involved with events such as the two mentioned above and then forgets about other more important ones? We know that they cannot celebrate everything, but things that are more important than just a writer’s birthday should be shared with the world.
Having said that, the recent Jules Verne and Les Paul Doodle’s were considered two of the best we have seen in some time. However, the best has to be the Pac Man one, as you could actually play the iconic game on Google’s search engine homepage.
So far this month there have been 5 Google Doodles for the US, these are as follows: Richard Scarry’s 92nd Birthday, Les Paul’s 96th Birthday, Total Lunar Eclipse, Father’s Day and not forgetting today. We now wonder what else Google will celebrate this month?