‘Year of Horse’ Animated Chinese New Year 2014 Google Doodle

Google is ready with yet another animated doodle for the celebration of Chinese New Year 2014.  It’s on 31st January, China celebrates the New Year in 2014.

Animated Chinese New Year 2014 Google Doodle
Animated Chinese New Year 2014 Google Doodle(January 31, 2014)

As you can see, Chinese New Year 2014 Google Doodle features everything including  firecrackers, Horse and lantern, which are the unavoidable part of this holiday celebration.Celebration of the 1st Day in the Chinese calender is the best Chinese Holiday celebration.

In Google doodle, the logo letter ‘G’ is replaced with an animated rocking horse with  a girl on it, pointing to ‘Year of Horse’ in China. 2014 is the combination of Year of Horse and Yang wood in China. Lantern lights hang around in China during this festival season. We can see glittering light inside the red lantern  in the place of Google logo alphabet ‘o’. It added beauty to the Google logo. To give festive occasions liveliness and good luck , logo alphabet ‘e’ and ‘l’ are wrote with fire crackers.

Google doodle will be seen on the homepage of Taiwan, Thailand, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Philippines,Singapore, United Kingdom apart from China. Google have came up with the Chinese New Year doodles in previous years also. Red is the color associated with Chinese New Year, in this years doodle also we can see the inclusion of red color at its best.

15 day celebration takes place in China during this season. Chinese New Year is also known by the name Lunar New Year and Spring Festival. Special customs are followed by people on all fifteen days of celebration.

Many customs ,as we see in Chinese New Year doodle hanging lantern lights, burning crackers, preparing traditional food items, cleaning house to throw off bad luck and await good luck are common in China. It’s the time of reunion for Chinese. People will return to hometown to celebrate the season with family. Sending New Year Greeting cards, Dragon dance and other cultural festivals  are common during the season. With this animated doodle Google wished a bright year ahead on Lunar New Year Day.