In honor of the 101st International Women’s Day, Google is celebrating with a colorful new Doddle. The search engine has replaced its official logo on its homepage with an overlapping-letter Doddle. The first G is now the universal female symbol in purple, with the second G in purple as well. The second O has sprouted a marigold-yellow flower, with the first O and the E red and the L green.
The first National Women’s Day in the United States was celebrated in 1909, and was observed by the Socialist Party of America. Two years later, numerous European countries began celebrating International Women’s Day, as more than one million people attended rallies for women’s rights.
To celebrate the event, President Obama and U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will attend events. British Prime Minister David Cameron is calling to end violence against women and girls. Several female celebrities will celebrate the day, including Academy Award-winning actress Reese Witherspoon, Oscar- and Grammy-winning musician Annie Lennox and ‘Sex and City’ star Kristin Davis, who visited Washington yesterday on behalf of Oxfam America’s Sisters on the Planet Summit for women farmers.
Glenda Stone, the founder of InternationalWomensDay.com, said the day “has become a powerful day for women activists banding together to have their voices heard. It has also become a mainstream day for celebrating the success of women in all fields across the countries.”
Written by: Karen Benardello