Google dedicated its Doodle on 26 January to Australia Day 2018. According to the company, today’s “Doodle celebrates the unique and beautiful national parks that bring Australians together.”
Australia Day is the country biggest national holiday. It commemorates the 26 January 1778 arrival of the first group of British ships at Port Jackson in what is now known as New South Wales and the raising of the British flag at Sydney Cove by Governor Arthur Phillip.
The holiday is not without controversy.
Some of the country’s indigenous communities term the holiday “Invasion Day” and often boycott celebrations on this day, while some advocate for the date on which Australia marks its official national day, to be changed.
The Doodle is only available on the google.com.au domain.