Google is celebrating the festival of colours – Happy Holi – in a colourful way through Google Doodle on Google India Home Page. In the doodle, Google starts splashing different beautiful colours on its logo and ends with the glorious smiley that represents good wishes to the peoples of India to have fun on their festival. The colourful doodle with a smiley has different colours such as pink, orange, yellow, green and so on. Holi is a carnival of colours, which involves everyone to celebrate the festival in coloured powder, paste and water.
Holi is one of the major festivals of India and it is the festival of colours which is largely celebrated all over the country in the beginning of spring season. The festival is marked on the full moon day of March. Hence the festival falls on Tuesday 17, while it has been started to celebrate on Friday, March 6 – a long weekend for Indians to enjoy the festival.
The festival of Holi actually begins with the end of the winter as it signals the arrival of spring season. The believers say that Lord Krishna first played Holi with Radha. Therefore, the celebration begins with a Holika bonfire on the eve of the festival, representing the victory of good over the evil, this activity is known as Holika Dahan. Holi is primarily celebrated in India, Nepal and other regions of the world consisting the great population of Hindus or the people of Indian origin as well.
The next morning is the carnival f colours, as the participants play, chase and colour the faces of each other with dry coloured powder and coloured water. The play and fight continuous with water guns and coloured balloons filled with water. For many people, it is a festive day to play, laugh and to meet your loved ones. Holi is also a day to repair your relationship with friends and families.
This is not the first but fifth time that Google India has celebrated Holi with a Google Doodle. We have seen the Holi celebration of doodle respectively in 2001, 2010, 2011 and 2014.