Google Doodle marks Vietnam National Day with fluttering flag

By Dang Khoa   September 2, 2021 | 04:07 am PT
Google Doodle marks Vietnam National Day with fluttering flag
A screenshot from Google Doodle features the image of Vietnam's flag, Semtember 2, 2021.
The Vietnam homepage of tech giant Google features a fluttering Vietnamese national flag in honor of the nation’s 76thNational Day.

The National Day marks President Ho Chi Minh’s reading of the Declaration of Independence in Hanoi on September 2, 1945, to establish the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.

This year’s Google Doodle was also a change from previous occasions that have featured Vietnamese symbols on important days, shifting from still images to an animated one.

Clicking on the animation figure directs viewers to a page that carries information about the National Day. It says the celebrations of National Day "are characterized by citizens flying the Vietnamese flag outside their homes or taking the day to travel.

"Although celebrations are different this year as many honor this day from the comfort of their homes, the message of national solidarity remains an important reminder that the Vietnamese community is stronger together."

Google Doodles are special icons that temporarily replace the Google logo on the search engine's homepage.

Other Vietnamese figures and special occasions that have been featured on Google Doodle include painter Bui Xuan Phai, the ancient town of Hoi An and Vietnamese opera cai luong.

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