For those who are not "in the know," Google replaces its logo every so often for a day or two during holidays and other observances. Not so on Easter, however.
An article at Michelle Malkin's blog points out that Google, despite displaying specialized logos for various other holidays, did not display one for Easter.
What's odd is that not only did Google not display an Easter logo, but five days earlier they displayed a logo for "World Water Day." This made me curious, so I did some snooping around. The only Easter logos were in 2000 (a logo with painted eggs on it) and in 2001 (not truly a logo, as it did not display in the header). Google has done logos for Bastille Day multiple times. That's a French holiday, just so you know. Other Google logo observances include Shichi-go-san, Holi (Indian festival of color), Swiss National Day, Korean Liberation Day, St George's Day, Children's Day, Dragon Boat Festival, and La FÃªte de la Musique. Also of interest: Google has done a logo every year for Halloween. Same goes for Thanksgiving. Christmas? Never. December gets the politically correct "Season's Greetings" phrase. No Christian symbols were ever used in a logo, as far as I noticed.
All of Google's specialized logos are available for viewing at Google's holiday logos page.
Dennis Hwang, the artist behind Google's special logos, is quoted on Google as saying that "Google makes a big effort to recognize holidays that aren't necessarily mainstream."
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