Jan 16, 2013

Danybon - Frank Zamboni Googlе Google Doodle

Danybon - Frank Zamboni Googlе Doodel

Google celebrates the 112th birthday of Frank Zamboni with a special worldwide logo. The interactive Doodle allows searchers to play the Zamboni game by cleaning the ice after it is being used by children, hockey players and ice dancers.

Frank Zamboni invented the Zamboni ice resurfacer in 1949, and it’s found on virtually every ice skating rink across the world.

Jan 13, 2013

Danybon - Aleko Konstantinov Google Doodle

Danybon - Aleko Konstantinov Google Doodle

Google celebrates the 150th Birthday of Aleko Konstantinov with an interesting Doodle - Aleko and Bay Ganyo, travelling  in a train.

Top 5 facts about Aleko Konstantinov:

1. He was born on 1st January 1863 in Svishtov (Bulgaria).

2. Aleko Konstantinov was a Bulgarian writer, best known for his character Bay Ganyo, one of the most popular characters in Bulgarian fiction.

3. Konstantinov, a cosmopolitan traveler, was the first Bulgarian to write about his visits to Western Europe and America.

4. Aleko Konstantinov initiated the tourist movement in Bulgaria. This is why two of Vitosha's hotels are named after him - "Aleko" and "Shtastlivetsa" ("The Lucky Man"). 

5. Hе was assassinated in 1897. Konstantinov is portrayed on the obverse of the Bulgarian 100 levs banknote, issued in 2003.

Jan 6, 2013

Danybon - Nanakusa-no-sekku Google Doodle

Danybon - Nanakusa-no-sekku Google Doodle

Google celebrates the Festival of Seven Herbs, or Nanakusa no sekku (七草の節句).

Top 5 facts:

1. It is the long-standing Japanese custom of eating seven-herb rice porridge (nanakusa-gayu) on January 7 (Jinjitsu).

2. The nanakusa are seven edible wild herbs of spring.

3. Traditionally, they are Water dropwort, Shepherd's Purse, Cudweed, Chickweed, Nipplewort, Turnip and Radish. There is considerable variation in the precise ingredients, with common local herbs often being substituted.

4. On the morning of January 7, or the night before, people place the nanakusa, rice scoop, and/or wooden pestle on the cutting board and, facing the good-luck direction, chant "Before the birds of the continent (China) fly to Japan, let's get nanakusa" while cutting the herbs into pieces. The chant may vary.

5. The seventh of the first month has been an important Japanese festival since ancient times. The custom of eating nanakusa-gayu on this day, to bring longevity and health, developed in Japan from a similar ancient Chinese custom, intended to ward off evil. Since there is little green at that time of the year, the young green herbs bring color to the table and eating them suits the spirit of the New Year.

via Wikipedia, Google


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