Google Doodle today celebrates Nowruz 2022; shares behind the scenes photos | Tech News

Google Doodle today celebrates Nowruz 2022; shares behind the scenes photos

Google Doodle today is celebrating the occasion of Nowruz 2022 all around the globe.

| Updated on: Aug 22 2022, 10:54 IST
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Google Doodle today has changed the Google homepage to celebrate the Persian New Year- Nowruz 2022. (Google Doodle)

Google Doodle on Sunday, March 20, 2022 is celebrating Nowruz 2022- the Iranian or Persian New Year. The Google Doodle today has replaced its homepage logo with a new colourful doodle in order to celebrate the occasion and greet people. The Google search page is symbolising the onset of Spring with bright colourful flowers and bees. People around the globe celebrate the first day of spring and this officially starts the Persian New Year.

Greeting people on the occasion of Nowruz 2022, Google Doodle today wrote, "The northern hemisphere is saying goodbye to cold, barren landscapes and hello to spring's budding leaves and blooming flowers. Millions around the world put on festivals, feasts and enjoy outdoor activities in celebration of Nowruz, the first day of spring and official start to Persian New Year."

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It can be known that Nowruz is one of the oldest holidays and has a rich history that dates back over 3,000 years. Also, Navroz is a Persian word where Nav means 'new' and Roz means 'day'.

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The 13-day celebration begins with the vernal equinox when the sun crosses the equator. This widely symbolizes rebirth and the affirmation of life in harmony with nature. Several countries like Afghanistan, Iraq, among others celebrate Nowruz as a public holiday.

For many, common traditions include house cleaning, visiting friends and neighbors, and preparing traditional dishes such as special desserts, herb rice, and fried fish.

Google has also shared a few behind the scenes photos for today's handmade Doodle artwork. You can check out the clicks here.

Also, it can be noted that, on special occasions, Google changes its logo to mark the event. Events like, International Women's Day, beginning of Winter Games, beginning of Women's Cricket World Cup 2020, among others were also celebrated by Google Doodle recently.

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First Published Date: 20 Mar, 10:51 IST