March 17, 2016
St. Patrick's Day 2016
Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona!
Green is popping up everywhere today in honor of Saint Patrick's Day. From the Chicago River in the US to the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt—even the Sydney Opera House in Australia is dressed in this dashing shade. Today in Ireland, the home of this holiday, there will be singing, dancing, parades, and potentially pinches for those of us who forget to wear our green!
Today's Doodle is by guest artist and animator Chris O'Hara, an Irish animator currently working in Los Angeles. In the spirit of the day, O'Hara chose to paint the logo green with a little assistance from a friendly shamrock. We hope it reflects the boundless energy and welcoming spirit of Ireland, as Google sports green for the great Éire.