Today March 26 Search Engine Google is featuring the day by changing the regular home page with special Doodle – marking Bangladesh’s 50th Independence – five water lilies floating in the water. Google first made doodle to remember Bangladesh Independence Day in 2013, the 43rd Independence Day.
Google Doodle started to show special temporary logo on Google’s homepage since 1998, generally to celebrate holidays, events, achievements etc.
With due solemnity and festivity, Bangladesh is celebrating its 50th Independence. This day is a public holiday in Bangladesh.
On March 26, 1971, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman declared Bangladesh’s independence day after the crackdown on unarmed Bengali people on March 25 night by the Pakistan army. After the nine-month Liberation War with supreme sacrifices of more than three million martyrs, Bangladesh achieved independence on December 16, 1971.
According to Google Doodle,
Home to the Sundarbans (the world’s largest mangrove forest), as well as Cox’s Bazar (the world’s longest stretch of beach), the People’s Republic of Bangladesh celebrates its independence today.
The nation formerly known as East Pakistan, became Bangladesh 49 years ago. The country then adopted the Shapla or water lily, depicted in the Doodle artwork, as its national emblem and flower.
In honor of the country’s freedom, the Bangladeshi flag proudly flies atop many of its buildings. Featuring a red disk against a green backdrop, the flag of Bangladesh represents the sun rising across the nation’s abundant flora and natural beauty.
Happy Independence Day, Bangladesh 🙂