I saw this post on American Thinker – pointing out that this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Google Doodle ignores the saint almost completely.
It got me thinking, and I found that almost ALL of the saint’s day’s doodles were secular, or near enough. The closet thing to a recognition of the religious aspect of the day was shamrocks used in the pictures.
It’s a pity. A country’s Patron Saint, particularly one that changed so much of history (including American history) should be noted properly.
You can check out the doodles here. Lots of green shamrocks, some loose connection to the island, and only a few that even skirt around the edges of Catholicism. 2012 comes the closest – as the doodle is based on the Book of Kells.