Google have published many doodles for Children’s Day this year. Today in Indonesia too, Google published Children’s Day 2014 Google Doodle.
In Google Doodle for Indonesian children’s day, Congklak, a traditional game played by kids of Indonesia is taken as the center theme. You can see a Congklak board with shells at the center in between two set of blocks on both sides including Google logo.In last week Google Panama homepage got a doodle for their Children’s Day with Top at the center with little animation.
Children’s Day is celebrated on various days on various countries according to their convenience and historical specialties. Google have also included doodles on the homepage on Children’s Days to honor and wish them. By clicking on the doodle, you can see important links and events in Google search page for phrase ‘Children’s Day’.
As you can see in Google Doodle, this game is played using a boat shaped board with holes. Most commonly, the game is played by girls. Congklak is also have many other names in Indonesia itself and in other parts of world.
According to the historians, Congklak is not a game originated in Indonesia, its a game as per the evidence played in BC 5000 in Arab World. It is said to be one of the most oldest board game. When people migrated to every part of world, along with it customs, games and festivals also got established everywhere.
Congklak started to be played in many countries, in some place its known as Mancala, Dagon and also supercilious. Today Congklak boards are available in different styles.
Playing this game is very simple, this make it common over Indonesia. Seeds and shells are used for this game other than play board with 16 holes. Two players will play the game.
So, with this Congklak board game doodle, Google wished every Indonesian Children a Happy Children’s Day on day known as Hari Anak Nasional in Indonesia.