Google doodle marks Burns Night

Darren Allan

January 25, 2011

As you’re no doubt aware if you’re Scottish, tonight is Burns Night.

And Google has marked the occasion in the UK with a Burns themed doodle.

The doodle features the words “like a red red”, complete with a picture of a rose as the second G of the logo.

That is, of course, a reference to his famous poem (and song), “A Red, Red Rose”, where Burns compares his love to a red rose newly sprung in June.

Robert Burns lived from 1759 to 1796. A typical Burns supper involves haggis, whisky, and of course recitations of the great man’s poetry.


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