FACT CHECK: No, There Are No Google Doodles For Hanukkah, Ramadan Or Transgender Day of Visibility

Anna Mock | Fact Check Reporter

A post shared on Facebook claims Google Doodles were created for Hanukkah, Ramadan and Transgender Day of Visibility, but not Easter. 

Verdict: False

These images are not genuine Google Doodles. They do not appear in the Google Doodles archive, and Google previously told Fox News that Google Doodles are not created for religious holidays.

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The Facebook post purports Google has featured doodles for non-Christian celebrations and excluded Easter. The posts shows several images of the alleged Google Doodles for Hanukkah, Ramadan and Transgender Day of Visibility, respectively.

These are not genuine Google Doodles, however. A search of the Google Doodles archive yields no results for Hanukkah, Ramadan or Transgender Day of Visibility. Check Your Fact debunked a similar claim in 2019.

A reverse image search yielded no results for the alleged Transgender Day of Visibility Doodle. The Ramadan Doodle shown stems from a campaign to persuade Google to make a Doodle for the holiday, according to a blog post. The Hanukkah graphic appeared when typing in “Hanukkah” in 2021, according to another blog post.

Google told Fox News in 2018 that the company does not create Doodles for religious holidays.  (RELATED: Does This Video Show A Transgender Athlete?)

Check Your Fact has reached out to Google for comment and will update this piece accordingly if one is received. 

Anna Mock

Fact Check Reporter