Happy Father's Day!
Google has posted a special doodle for the special third Sunday every June dedicated to honoring fathers.
The special Google Doodle appears in numerous countries today around the world, including the United States, South Africa, Ireland, United Kingdom, France, among others.
Father's Day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. It is celebrated on the third Sunday of June in many countries and on other days elsewhere. It complements Mother's Day, the celebration honoring mothers.
The first observance of Father's Day actually took place in Fairmont, West Virginia on July 5, 1908. It was organized by Mrs. Grace Golden Clayton, who wanted to celebrate the lives of the 210 fathers who had been lost in the Monongah Mining disaster several months earlier in Monongah, West Virginia, on December 6, 1907. Wikipedia.
Alos, If you’re in the U.S., you can use Gmail to make free domestic calls and calls to Canada. If your dad lives abroad, Google offer two cents per minute to Australia, Argentina, France and many other parts of the world (Check here for you coutry rates). Unfortunately, those outside the U.S. will still have to phone Dad the old-fashioned way.
Below we've embedded past Father's Day google doodles:
Google learned that Father's Day 2011 consumer spending is expected to reach an all-time high, Google examined its search data, and found that searches for Father's Day have surpassed searches for Mother's Day for the first time this year.
As the graph belw shows, Google searches for Mother's Day (the red line) and Father's Day (the blue line) both reached new heights this year, but there were indeed more searches for Father's Day than Mother's Day.
Hot U.S. Father's Day Google Searches
Google highlighted some interesting Father's Day search trends in the U.S.:
- #1 Dad Shirt: Up 65% since June 2010
- Father's Day Ties: Up 22% since 2010, and 26 percent since 2009
- Father's Day ipad: Up 46% from 2010
- Father's Day Kindle: Up 38% from 2010, and 49 percent from 2009
- Zoo Father's Day: Up 9% this week compared to the same week last year
- Father's Day Trip: Up 45% vs. last year
- Father's Day Spa: Up 19% from June 2010
- Father's Day Massage: Up 27% from June 2010