Google welcomes people to Navroz with a colorful doodle
Celebrating the first day of spring or the equinox, Google is replacing its homepage logo with a new colorful doodle. It’s time for a fresh start and today Google wishes people around the world Happy Navroz with a beautiful Doodle. The new doodle is made up of colorful flowers, bees and caterpillars, a musical instrument reminding everyone of the arrival of spring.
Navroz is the new year of the Parsi community which begins on the spring equinox. Doodle celebrates Navroz today and decorated its homepage with exotic flowers and a musical instrument.
Millions of people around the world hold festivals, feasts and enjoy outdoor activities to celebrate Navroz, the first day of spring and the official start of the Persian New Year.
Navroz is a Persian word composed of –nav and roz. Nav means “new” and Roz means “day”, so Navroz means “new day”. It is one of the oldest festivals and its history dates back more than 3,000 years.
The ancient festival originated thousands of years ago in Persia in Central Asia and the Middle East. Many countries, including Afghanistan, Turkmenistan and Iraq, celebrate Nowruz as a public holiday.
The 13-day festival begins with the vernal equinox when the sun crosses the equator. This phenomenon symbolizes the rebirth and affirmation of life in harmony with nature. The Persian community looks forward to the coming year and shares gifts with loved ones.
For most people, common traditions include cleaning, visiting friends and neighbors, and preparing traditional dishes such as special desserts, herbed rice, and fried fish.