“Albania is a small country, but with a big history,” the petition for a special Doodle reads.
“It would mean a lot for every single Albanian around the world if one of the world's biggest companies on the Internet recognized our independence, especially because it is the 100th anniversary,” it adds.
So far the online petition, posted on Change.org, has collected nearly 30,000 signatures.
A Google Doodle “is the fun, surprising, and sometimes spontaneous changes that are made to the Google logo to celebrate holidays, anniversaries, and the lives of famous artists, pioneers, and scientists,” the internet giant says in its website.
Google notes that demand for Doodles has increased in recent years, with more than 1000 of them already published. The company has set up a team who meet regularly to brainstorm and decide which events will be celebrated with a Doodle.
“The doodle selection process aims to celebrate interesting events and anniversaries that reflect Google's personality and love for innovation,” the search giant concludes.