1. Google begins Christmas countdown, dedicates doodle for the big day

Google begins Christmas countdown, dedicates doodle for the big day

The Google doodle features penguins and parrots arranging to spend the big day together. The cute animated images show the penguins packing their suitcases for a trip to see their parrot pals.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: December 18, 2017 7:00 AM
Google dedicates its doodle to Christmas celebration

Red caps, shining bells, decorated trees, lights all around and festivity in the air. The countdown for the Christmas has begun, acknowledging which Google has dedicated its doodle to the same. The Google doodle features penguins and parrots arranging to spend the big day together. The cute animated images show the penguins packing their suitcases for a trip to see their parrot pals. A series of boxes marked 25, 31 and 1 in another image hint that the follow-up Doodles will appear on some of the standout dates in the Christmas holiday period. Teasing their festive concept, Google said: “The festive season is here and this pair of slippery-footed siblings are excited to spend time with their warm-weather relatives! “Stay tuned over the next couple of weeks to see what kind of fun this feathery family has in store.”

Christmas Day is the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, but there is actually no official date of the birth recorded in the bible. By the early-to-mid fourth century, the Western Christian Church placed Christmas day on December 25. Christmas is celebrated across India not just by the Christians but by other religions as well. The Christmas celebration includes attending special church services, spending time with family members, wearing new clothes and eating a festive meal. Some families exchange gifts or give small presents or sweets to children. They may display small electric lamps or small clay oil-burning lamps and decorate their homes with banana or mango leaves. Some also put up a nativity scene with clay figures or a Christmas tree. Christmas trees in India are usually imitation pine trees or branches of native trees or bushes.

Some stores and malls also put up Christmas decorations and have actors playing Santa. Christmas celebrations in tourist areas and hotels may be created to emulate how Christmas Day is celebrated in the countries where tourists and travellers are from.

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