Canada Day 2015

Canada Day

On this day 148 years ago, the British North America Act was passed, drawing three distinct colonies into a vastly beautiful, endlessly diverse, lake covered union called Canada. As Doodler Robinson Wood sketched at his desk and wondered how to pay homage to the world’s second largest country on the anniversary of its creation, his thoughts drifted to the Yukon, its winding rivers and the smell of its pines. Here’s to your many natural wonders, Canada! Happy National Day.

Father's Day 2015

Father’s Day

Father’s Day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. Many countries celebrate it on the third Sunday of June, though it is also celebrated widely on other days by many other countries.

Women's World Cup: Google Doodle

Women’s World Cup

The 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup will be the seventh FIFA Women’s World Cup, the quadrennial international women’s football world championship tournament. In March 2011, Canada won the right to host the event, the first time the country will host the tournament and the third time it has been in North America. The tournament will be held from 6 June to 5 July 2015.

Sally Ride Google Doodle

Sally Ride

Sally Ride (May 26, 1951 – July 23, 2012) was an American physicist and astronaut. Born in Los Angeles, Ride joined NASA in 1978 and, at the age of 32, became the first American woman in space and still remains the youngest American astronaut to travel to space. After flying twice on the space shuttle Challenger, she left NASA in 1987. She worked for two years at Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Arms Control, then the University of California, San Diego as a professor of physics, primarily researching non-linear optics and Thomson scattering. She served on the committees that investigated the Challenger and Columbia space shuttle disasters, the only person to participate on both.

45th Anniversary of the publishing of Barbapapa

Barbapapa: 45th Anniversary of the creation of Barbapapa

Today’s doodle is important not just because Barbapapa has brought joy to families all over the world. We also want to memorialize Talus Taylor, who passed away on February 19th of this year, at the age of 82.

The beautiful books he created with his wife Annette have been translated into over 30 languages worldwide, and transformed into comics and a television series, delighting us all with reminders of family, love, kindness and a deep respect for the environment.

Mother's Day Google Doodle

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is a modern celebration honoring one’s own mother, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in the months of March or May. It complements similar celebrations honoring family members, such as Father’s Day and Siblings Day.