Google celebrates New Year’s Eve with an animated doodle

What is New Year’s Eve?


New Year’s Eve is the last day of every year on December 31. It comes just a day ahead of New Year’s Day, which is January 1st. It is a day to say goodbye to the old year and embrace the coming year. New Year’s Eve is a day to welcome new opportunities, new resolutions, celebrate new achievements, and leave the past behind.
The day is also known as Old Year’s Day or Saint Sylvester’s Day. New Year’s Eve is marked as a holiday in some countries like the Philippines, Latvia, Japan, and many more. In countries like US and UK, people celebrate with fireworks and throw big in-house parties.


Why is New Year’s Eve 2021 important?


This New Year’s Eve is particularly important worldwide. It is because the bygone year has been tested in more than one way. And with the COVID-19 pandemic, converged with Omicron and travel restrictions, the celebrations are likely to be muted.
Yet, the Google Doodle has kicked off celebrations for all of us. Apart from the cute display, if one wants to experience an extra flair, they just need to search New Year-related keywords. They can also check out the knowledge panel on the right side with animated confetti cones.


What did Google do to celebrate New Year’s Eve?


As the world is ready to bid farewell to 2021, Google at midnight unveiled its cute, festive, and celebratory doodle to welcome the new year with much fervor and zeal. Decorated with tiny starlights and giant candy in the middle, the Google Doodle went live on the homepage across the globe as the clock struck midnight on Thursday. In this way, Google officially began the last day of the year.


Description of the google doodle


The festive Google doodle has a giant caption “2021” written in the middle of the graphic, and it is just waiting to pop as the clock strikes midnight on Friday. The jacklights in green, yellow, and blue match the colors in Google’s logo. The extra New Year’s confetti adds a bling to the whole celebration that is much-needed at a time when the world is dealing with a pandemic. The idea behind the Google Doodle is also simple and straightforward. “That’s a wrap for 2021- Happy New Year’s Eve!” Google wrote below its doodle archive documenting the new designs.


What happens when one clicks on the doodle?


When one clicks on the doodle, Google shows animated confetti celebrations on the screen. One will also see a confetti cone on the right side of the page that is ready to pop. It will pop when one will search for queries such as “New Year’s Eve” on Google. They can click on that cone to see confetti flying over all across their search results. Last year, Google put a ticking cuckoo clock as an animated doodle to mark the end of 2020 and welcome 2021.

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