To honour St David’s day, the Google Doodle has been replaced with an image of a Welsh Dragon and a woman in traditional dress.
The Doodles are worked into the Google’s homepage and are used to mark holidays, events, people and achievements, are often interactive.
Explaining the doodle, Google Doodle said: “Today’s Doodle celebrates St David’s Day , a day that honors the patron saint of Wales, who has been commemorated by Welsh people since Dewi Sant’s canonization in the 12th century.
“St. David is said to have lived more than 100 years, founding many churches and monasteries before becoming archbishop.
“The grand medieval St David’s Bishop’s Palace, located in the coastal city of St Davids, conveys the enormity of his legacy.
“The leek became a national symbol of Wales after St David recommended that soldiers wear leeks in their caps so they would know who was who on the battlefield. Welsh soldiers still eat raw leeks on St David’s Day while many citizens pin them on their clothes to mark the occasion and enjoy a traditional meal of cawl cymreig , a tasty stew of leeks and lamb (although St. David was reportedly a vegetarian).”
Google Doodle added: “Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus! (Happy St David’s Day!).”
It is not the first time the Google logo has been given a Welsh makeover on March 1.
In 2006 the day was first recognised by the search engine with a simple daffodil replacing the letter ‘l’ in the logo.
It has since had several redesigns in honour of our country’s patron saint, with increasing complexity and style and in 2017 was replaced with an image of a Welsh Lovespoon .
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