Switzerland National Day 2016 - Google Doodle

Happy Swiss National Day!

Google Doodle is celebrating Switzerland National Day 2016: Happy Swiss National Day! by posting a beautiful Google Logo on its homepage.

Swiss National Day is celebrated today because it was around this time in the year 1291 that three Alpine states joined to create what would eventually become modern-day Switzerland. Celebrated informally since 1891, Swiss National Day became an official holiday in 1994.

The Google homepage honors this day with a Doodle depicting a cowbell flanked by Alpine flowers. The cowbell was chosen because of its stature as an enduring symbol of the meadows and mountains of Switzerland. The Alpine flowers depicted in the illustration are Enzian and Edelweiss, found in the same region where cows roam, and on the Swiss five franc coin.  

As for the celebration, communities and cities in Switzerland will mark the day in many different ways, from brunches with buurezmorgä to bonfires.

Happy Swiss National Day!

This Doodle's Reach Switzerland country.

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