Holi 2018: The much-awaited festival of Holi is here and the tech gaint Google is celebrating it too. Google has rolled out its special colourful doodle on Holi. The doodle features men and women splashing colours, playing drum and dancing in joy. The choice of the colour of the doodle by the Google resonates with people’s choice of ‘Gulal’s’colour. Aren’t red, yellow, blue, and green your favourite choice when it comes to Gulal? Well, Google doodle has it all.
In in official release, Google explained its doodle saying today is the day to bring all the colours on the centre. “It’s time for Holi — the age-old festive ritual marking the end of winter, the coming of spring, and symbolically, the triumph of good over evil. Family and friends come together to feast, dance, and laugh together while dousing each other with colored powder and water,” said Google in its release.
The Google doodle for Holi has been been designed by Amrita Marino. The doodle celebrates Holi displaying ‘dhol’players amidst a cloud of colours.
Colours, cheer, and festivity all the way. Isn’t Holi all about this. People not only smear colours but also enjoy delicacies on this day. In the evening, people wear new clothes and go to meet their family and friends. Even those who don’t get a chance of personal visit, send greetings on social media or via text messages. Schools, colleges, and government offices remain closed on the day. So, that people get their family time to enjoy the festival.
The festival marks the victory of good over evil. The famous legend of Lord Vishnu is also attached to the festival. It is celebrated in different ways in different parts of the country.
Parties are also organised on the big day where people dance to the tunes of their favourite tracks and splash colours on each other. Gujhia is the traditional sweet prepared on the day. The festival is mainly celebrated with much euphoria across the Indian sub-continent and by the people of the Indian diaspora living across the world.
So, just like Google, The Financial Express wishes you and your family a very happy Holi!