Google defenders: Google doesn’t post doodles for religious holidays

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Some defenders of Google’s Cesar Chavez doodle are claiming that Google does not post holiday-themed “doodles.”

Kerfuffle about #googledoodle of C Chavez ignores that there are NO doodles 4 religious holidays ’12-’09.…

— Ann Maria Bell (@annmariabell) March 31, 2013

@edroso the best part is that google never does that for religious holidays, so you get a guaranteed grievance every year at this time

— neilk (@nklopfen) March 31, 2013

Google doesn’t post religious doodles. Not everybody celebrates Christian holidays. Stop being so fucking close-minded, you morons.

— Tyler(@TheTyler_S) March 31, 2013

However, Google posts Christmas-themed doodles every year in late December. Here are a few:

holiday08_5 holiday08_4 holiday08_3 holiday08_2 holiday08_1 culturetour10-hp holiday11-hp holiday_series_2012_2-999005-hp holiday_series_2013_1_-998005-hp

Google itself describes these images as holiday-themed. Given the timing (late December of every year) and the emphasis on toys, the allusion to Christmas is obvious.

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