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St Patrick’s Day 2011: Two Google Doodles, not One

As most of you will already know by visting the Google homepage today, it is St Patrick’s Day 2011. The web search giant is celebrating today in style with a couple of of themed Google Doodle designs – yes, there is more than one today.

Today is obviously all about celebrating the Irish culture, whether that means enjoying a cold pint of guinness or wearing green colors, joining a parade or trying to perfect your homemade corned beef and cabbage recipe.

Google are obviously in the mood today, as it’s not often you see them display two Google doodles. The one below is what you see at the US homepage:

There is also a completely different St Patrick’s Day doodle for when you visit the Irish Google homeage, check it out below.

Which one do you think looks best? The Irish one is obviously a bit more artistic, so we have a feeling you may favor that one. Both doodle’s redirect to the main search results for St Patrick’s Day though, where you can view a lot more information about the history of St Patrick’s Day on the Wikipedia page here.

How will you be celebrating today? Are you off work today or do still have to go into the office?

UPDATE: It appears that there isn’t a US Google doodle for St Patrick’s Day at the moment, only the Google.ie one is showing. Do you think there should have been a doodle for the US?

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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well_frog
well_frog

There is no doodle on the US or UK pages. The first image is last year's doodle. There is only the Irish localized doodle this year, as of now.

shamrock
shamrock

A lot of people are saying it's because the holiday originally stems from religious (Christian) roots and Google's trying to maintain a secular image. I'm Canadian (so my Google is doodle-less) and I say that's a load of crap — St. Patty's Day in this day and age is for wearing green and drinking your face off and I think that deserves a doodle, Google!

guest
guest

None for Canada =( I was disappointed not to see a St. Paddy's Day doodle.

Eddie
Eddie

I do not have a St Patricks day GOOGLE DOODLE … why????

travis
travis

I see no art on google today. 🙁 Refreshed browser, still nada.

alex
alex

where is the uk doodle?

tianna
tianna

But google don't have a St Patricks day theme today !

guest
guest

No logos seen on http://www.google.co.uk. Why not?

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