Aug 11, 2011

10 Google Doodles for 10 Days - Aug 01- Aug 10, 2011

Google Doodles 
Aug 01- Aug 10, 2011


Aug 01, 2011 - Switzerland National Day - (Switzerland) 




It is an official national holiday since 1994, although the day had been suggested for the celebration of the foundation of the Swiss Confederacy as early as 1889. (Wikipedia)





Aug 02, 2011 - Celebrating the Wildebeest Migration - (Kenya, Tanzania) / 

Google:
"This doodle is timely as thousands of wildebeest are currently crossing the famous Grumeti River between the months of June and August".
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Aug 04, 2011 - Roberto Burle Marx's 102nd Birthday - (Brazil) 


Roberto Burle Marx (August 4, 1909, São Paulo – June 4, 1994, Rio de Janeiro) was a Brazilian landscape architect (as well as a painter, print maker, ecologist, naturalist, artist and musician) whose designs of parks and gardens made him world famous. He is accredited with having introduced modernist landscape architecture to Brazil. He was known as a modern nature artist and a public urban space designer. (Wikipedia)




Aug 06, 2011 - Bolivia Independence Day - (Bolivia) / more ...






Aug 06, 2011 - Chinese Valentine's Day - (China, Hong Kong, Taiwan) /


Chinese Valentine's Day is on the 7th day of the 7th lunar month in the Chinese calendar. 


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Aug 06, 2011 - Lucille Ball's 100th Birthday - (US) 

Lucille Désirée Ball (August 6, 1911 – April 26, 1989) was an American comedienne, film, television, stage and radio actress, model, film and television executive, and star of the sitcoms I Love LucyThe Lucy–Desi Comedy HourThe Lucy ShowHere's Lucy andLife With Lucy.


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Aug 07, 2011 - Tanabata - (Japan) 


Tanabata (七夕, meaning "Evening of the seventh") is a Japanese star festival, originating from the Chinese Qixi Festival. It celebrates the meeting of the deities Orihime and Hikoboshi (represented by the stars Vega and Altair respectively).



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Aug 08, 2011 - Father's Day (Taiwan) 



In Taiwan, Father's Day is not an official holiday, but is widely observed on August 8, the eighth day of the eighth month of the year. 


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August 9, 2011 - Singapore's National Day  

Singapore gained sovereignty on 9 August 1965.


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August 10, 2011 - Ecudor's Independence Day 


Ecuador proclaimed independence from Spain on August 10, 1809.


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