Google's International Women's Day doodle

Today is International Women’s Day and Google has chosen to celebrate it with a charming, female-friendly doodle.

The doodle features an “overlapping-letter logo with the universal female symbol stand in for the ‘G,’ the second ‘O’ has sprouted a marigold-yellow flower; and the usually blue characters are now tinted purple. Both the violet shades and the female Venus symbol visually echo the Women’s Day logo itself,” explains the Washington Post.

International Women’s Day is celebrated “annually on March 8. Thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements. A global web of rich and diverse local activity connects women from all around the world ranging from political rallies, business conferences, government activities and networking events through to local women’s craft markets, theatric performances, fashion parades and more,” says the official website.

The International Women’s Day website urges people around the world to “make a difference, think globally and act locally today.” They stress, “Make everyday International Women’s Day. Do your bit to ensure that the future for girls is bright, equal, safe and rewarding.”