Google July 4th Logo Answers The Question: When is Independence Day?

July 4th doodleToday’s Google logo celebrates this year’s Independence Day with an interactive image of an illustrated family of dogs road tripping across the US.

Set on the background of a paper map like your dad may have used before Google Maps, stars highlight trip locations across the country to spell out “Google” with an old style station wagon driving along the route.

The logo includes a slide show of family vacation photos from the Golden Gate bridge, through the Redwood National Forest, and Mount Rushmore to New York City. Clicking on the logo after the final picture takes users to the search results page for the question “When is Independence Day?”.

Google has marked the Fourth of July holiday with a special Google logo since 2000 to commemorate the signing of The Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.

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  • Maryann Kidwell

    The art work is simply beautiful on google. Love it!

  • MaMa LeIn

    Nice Google Doodle! Happy 4th July!

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