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Today is Thanksgiving, the day of thanks, friends, family, and good food.  Not only are we celebrating Thanksgiving, Google, in typical fashion, has gotten into the festivities as well by giving us a Thanksgiving themed Doodle.

Today, the Google logo is based on the “three sisters” of North American agriculture, which includes corn, beans and squash.  The logo was designed by Doodler Julia Cone using a papercraft technique.

“In the end, I hope that viewers will enjoy the craft of cut paper as an art from in a digital space,” says Cone on the Google Doodle Blog.

If you click on the colorful logo, you’ll be taken to a search results page for

[Thanksgiving], which includes “Happy Thanksgiving 2015” sharing icons for different social media, such as Twitter, Facebook, Google+ or email.

There’s a quick agricultural history lesson on the Doodle blog, which explains where corn, beans and squash crops came from.

This planting technique, combining the three crops, originated in Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) villages, and was commonly used at the time of the European settlements in the early 1600s. This indigenous practice revolutionized horticulture and helped stave off starvation in many areas, including the Old World.

Check out the selection of original sketches done by Cone, which helped to lead to the final Doodle used on Google’s US homepage:

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Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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