Monday 31st October 2011
Dear Google Management Team,
I am writing this as I have an idea for the Google 'doodle' for the festival celebrating the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah.
Rosh Hashanah is on different dates in different years. So in 2011 it is from September 28th (at sundown) to 30th; in 2012 it is from September 16th (at sundown) - 18th; In 2013 it is from September 4th (at sundown) - 6th; in 2014 it is from September 24 (at sundown) - 26th; in 2015 it is from September 13th (at sundown) - 15th.
I believe that Rosh Hashanah is a very important event as it represents forgiveness and "turning over a new leaf". My design idea incorporates some of the symbols used in the traditional Rosh Hashanah festival.
The "g" in by design is the honey dipper for the honey pot ("o"), which represents a sweet new year. Jews traditionally eat honey and apples during their celebrations to symbolise this, which is why I have included it in my doodle.
The second "o" is the star of David. I have used this symbol in my design as it is well known as symbol of the Jewish faith. This would help non Jews to recognise instantly that the Google doodle represented something from the Jewish religion.
The second "g" is an apple, which is also a sign of a sweet New Year. This is also eaten during the celebrations. Coming off the "g" is the word forgiveness. I have included it as "forgiveness" is what the whole festival is based around and I thought it was important to include it in my design. I suggest that as people move their mouse over the "g" the definition of forgiveness is shown and also how it ties into the festival.
The "l" is the scroll, the Torah which is a traditional Jewish item used in the synagogue. I have used this in my design as it is particularly important to Jews as tells them the history of the world and the history of the Jews.
The "e" is a shofar which is an instrument used during the festival which represents peace happiness and...