On the evening of our (Indian) colors festival – Holi, Google (Internet search titan) on Monday showcased a colorful doodle to mark the festival of joy and colors on Google India home page | Happy Holi -The Festival of the Colours.
The doodle on Google’s India homepage display a pitchkari with splashing colors on Google logo (below i am sharing a screenshot for ready reference).
Most favorite color of the holi Gulabi (pink), Blue, Yellow, Red and green are back of Google logo and pitchkari with splashing red color on doodle.
This is not the fist time where Google had showcased a doodle on the Holi, in 2001, then in 2010, 2011 and now 2014 Google celebrating Indian this festival.
As most of Google doodle are multimedia friendly but this one is not.
Few are the previous post which i have posted on my blog where Google celebrating
- Google celebrates India’s 65th Republic Day
- Google doodle Celebrates Sarojini Naidu’s birthday
- Google HomePage Celebrating My Friend Birthday
Holi (Sanskrit: होली) is a spring festival also known as festival of colours, and sometimes festival of love. It is an ancient Hindu religious festival which has become popular with non-Hindus in many parts of South Asia, as well as people of other communities.
It is primarily observed in India, Nepal, and other regions of the world with significant populations of majority Hindus or people of Indian origin. The festival has, in recent times, spread in parts of Europe and North America as a spring celebration of love, frolic and colours.
Holi celebrations start with a Holika bonfire on the night before Holi where people gather, sing and dance. The next morning is free for all carnival of colours, where everyone plays, chases and colours each other with dry powder and coloured water, with some carrying water guns and coloured water-filled balloons for their water fight. Anyone and everyone is fair game, friend or stranger, rich or poor, man or woman, children and elders. The frolic and fight with colours occurs in the open streets, open parks, outside temples and buildings. Groups carry drums and musical instruments, go from place to place, sing and dance. People move and visit family, friends and foes, first play with colours on each other, laugh and chit-chat, then share Holi delicacies, food and drinks. In the evening, after sobering up, people dress up, visit friends and family. It is a public holiday in India