Google celebrates St Andrew's Day with new doodle

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Goolgle St Andrew's Day doodle
California, Nov 30: The innovative internet giant Google Inc has been celebrating St Andrew's Day by featuring a new doodle on its home page in selected countries.

The new doodle depicted Saint Andrew's Cross on the company's logo name 'Google' on Tuesday, Nov 30, which has been celebrated as St Andrew's Day.

St Andrew's Day is the feast day of Saint Andrew and also Scotland's official national day. Saint Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland.

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Although most commonly associated with Scotland, Saint Andrew is also the patron saint of Greece, Romania, Russia and the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople.

St Andrew was a fisherman and one of the disciples of Jesus responsible for spreading the new faith throughout Asia Minor and Greece.

He was killed by the Romans in Patras, a city in Greece, by being crucified on an X-shaped cross, which would later become the heraldic symbol known as the Saltire found in Scotland's flag.

Earlier in 2009, Google celebrated St Andrew's Day painting Edinburgh Castle and a Scottish flag flying high above it.

Google doodles are known as the decorative changes that are made to the Google logo to celebrate holidays, anniversaries, and the lives of famous artists and scientists. Google celebrates special moments with their Google doodles.

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