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[Logo] Kuwait Independence Day, but wrong date

Moses [PersonRank 0]

Tuesday, January 26, 2010
8 years ago3,070 views


google.com.kw/logos/kuwaitnatl ...



on google.com.kw

also wrong in search onebox: google.com/search?hl=en&q= ...

Actually, the independence day in Kuwait is Feb 25, 1961
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_ ...

Moses [PersonRank 0]

8 years ago #

the error is from wikipedia:
en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?t ...

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

I'm getting the impression that the date is wrong to. Search query is 'independence of Kuwait'. When searching on Google i'm seeing on multiple websites that the national holiday is on Feb 25 and independence day on Feb 26.

"Kuwait
06-26 ´╗┐February 26
Independence from the United Kingdom in 1961."

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

Filename is about the national holiday too by the way. When switching to Englisch you have a query about the national holiday.

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

Google removed the logo.

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

Thanks for pointing this out. The doodle was posted by mistake and was removed soon after this forum thread was posted, as Websonic.nl already noticed.

FYI – There's an official explanation on the Google Arabia Blog (machine translation follows):

<< A Doodle for Kuwait – One month too early

[...]

We wanted to use the Kuwaiti Google homepage as a way to commemorate Kuwait's Independence Day and designed a great Doodle which appeared on the www.google.com.kw homepage today January 26th... but we're all subject to human error and we made one today by posting the Doodle one month too soon. All we can say is oops! But the design a new logo for the right date on February 25th, which means that Kuwait will be the only country to ever have two Doodles for their national day in the same year! >>

google-arabia.blogspot.com/201 ...

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

Lol: "which means that Kuwait will be the only country to ever have two Doodles for their national day in the same year!"

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