‘TIS THE SEASON December global festivities marked with Google Doodle – how is the search engine celebrating Christmas 2017?
What is a Google Doodle?
In 1998, the search engine founders Larry and Sergey drew a stick figure behind the second ‘o’ of Google as a message to that they were out of office at the Burning Man festival and with that, Google Doodles were born.
The company decided that they should decorate the logo to mark cultural moments and it soon became clear that users really enjoyed the change to the Google homepage.
A series of designs featuring penguins and parrots are being unveiled by the search giant to celebrate the festive season.
THE countdown to Christmas is in full swing, with a matter of days to go until we’ll be opening our presents and tucking in to festive feasts.
With the holiday spirit spreading across the world, Google are getting on the act – here’s how they’re marking the Christmas period.
How is Google marking Christmas 2017?
Google are beginning the countdown to Christmas with a festive series of Doodles, beginning on Monday, December 18.
Interactive, animated images feature penguins and parrots arranging to spend the big day together.
In the first of the cartoonish designs, displayed on the search engine’s homepage across much of the world, we see 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.”
Why is Christmas Day on December 25? 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.
It is thought that date was chosen as it is exactly nine months after the Christians believe Jesus was immaculately conceived, on March 25.