One thing we have come to love about national holidays is the tradition of Google Doodles, themed illustrations that appear on the company’s homepage on special occasions.
Since 2000, Google has been marking the 4th of July with patriotic Doodles that incorporate the most iconic symbols of all things Independence Day.
Take a look through the great designs in the gallery below. Let us know in the comments below what you think of this year’s design.
The first ever Independence Day Doodle came in four parts.
In 2001, the logo turned into the American flag, fireworks and an eagle.
Google kept it simple in 2002 with a classic stars and stripes theme.
The Statue of Liberty made an appearance the following year.
Another eagle popped up in 2004.
In 2005, the Liberty Bell replaced an “O.”
The next year, Google went with kitties.
2007 saw more eagle action.
The following year was all about the fireworks.
Google went on a picnic in 2009.
In 2010, not only did Google mark the 4th of July, but also Rube Goldberg’s birthday.
Last year, Google celebrated all of America with symbols spanning the country.
This year Google has gone retro with a Woody Guthrie quote.
Do you like 2012’s design? Have your say in the comments below.