March 26, 2017
Bangladesh Independence Day 2017
Bangladesh celebrates its 46th Independence Day today. The country celebrates this moment in its history with food, music, ceremonies, parades, and speeches, kicking it all off in the morning with a government-sponsored 31-gun salute as a memorial to fallen soldiers.
Early concept drafts of today’s Doodle
The Doodler and Bangladeshi Googlers came to the table with two possible designs: one highlighting the Oriental Magpie Robin (the national bird of Bangladesh) and the other featuring the national flag, which ultimately won out. Teasing out several drafts of the design, the team worked hard to get the coloring and contours just right.