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Festive mode on: Google celebrates holiday season with special doodle

The doodle shows Google's alphabets turned into Christmas ornaments with a string of lights around them.

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Last Updated: Dec 25, 2019, 10.36 AM IST
Happy Holidays 2019: Google Doodle Gets Into The Festive Spirit On Christmas
Happy Holidays 2019: Google Doodle Gets Into The Festive Spirit On Christmas
NEW DELHI: Google unveiled an amazing new doodle to spread the holiday cheer, this Christmas. The world-renowned search engine is known for commemorating major world events creatively via their doodles. They came up with a Christmas special doodle and needless to say, won everyone's hearts with the creativity.

The doodle, launched on Tuesday, continued till Christmas day. The search engine giant welcomed the holiday season with its doodle titled 'Happy Holidays 2019'.

On Christmas day, Google's alphabets turned into ornaments with a string of lights around them.

A day earlier, the animated doodle showed Santa and his reindeer on a sleigh sweeping around the world.

Google's second day of Happy Holidays on Christmas Eve.
Google's second day of Happy Holidays on Christmas Eve.

On its website, Google wrote, " No matter how you choose to celebrate, ‘tis the season to enjoy the holiday festivities during the most wonderful time of the year!"

The tech giant had posted their first annual 'Happy Holidays' doodle on Monday. The first illustration showed a bunch of burning candles along with cherries and its leaves that represent the onset of the spring and commemorates the presence of the holiday season.

​Google's first Happy Holidays doodle of 2019
Google's first Happy Holidays doodle of 2019

On Sunday, the tech company celebrated winter solstice, the shortest day of the year, with an adorable snowman doodle.

The word "solstice" originated from the Latin solstitium meaning "sun stands still", when the 'movement of sun's path' stops briefly. Solstice occurs because the Earth is tilted on its axis of rotation by about 23.5 degrees and the tilt causes each hemisphere to receive different amounts of sunlight throughout the year.

Google Doodle's ​Winter 2019 (Northern Hemisphere) Vs Summer 2019 (Southern Hemisphere)​
Google Doodle's Winter 2019 (Northern Hemisphere) Vs Summer 2019 (Southern Hemisphere)

The winter solstice, also known as mid-winter, occurs when one of the Earth's poles has its maximum tilt away from the Sun. Due to this, earth experiences the shortest day and the longest night of the year. This year winter begins from December 22 and will last till March 20, 2020, according to the Google.

It happens twice yearly, once in each hemisphere. In the Northern Hemisphere it is the December solstice and in the Southern Hemisphere it is called June solstice.

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