Lantern Festival 2014 Google Doodle to mark end of Lunar New Year Celebrations

Google will be publish this lantern doodle on 14th February on homepage of Hong Kong and Taiwan. Lanterns will decorate the houses,sky as well as Google home on the day of Lantern festival.

Lantern Festival 2014 Google Doodle
Lantern Festival 2014 Google Doodle( February 14, 2014)

Lantern Festival , celebrated to mark the end of 15 day Lunar New Year programs is on 14 February in 2014. Google have came up with special Google doodle for decorating homepage on Lantern Festivals in previous years also. In Lantern Festival 2014 Google Doodle, we can see Google logo included with  lighted lanterns hanging in the rope. Background of logo is designed with people engaged in decorations with lanterns at night. Small animation effect given to lanterns in the doodle makes doodle attractive.

In Google Doodle for Chinese New Year celebration starting also there was lanterns with animation . Lantern are common factor of New Year celebration in Taiwan and China. Lantern Festival is also known as Yuan Xiao. Apart from lantern hanging, there is a tradition of eating a special dish prepared of rice  known as Tangyuan.

We can see people writing small riddles and wishes on Lanterns. Brightest lanterns are the symbol of luck. There are many legends and ritual associated with the Lantern Festival celebration. In Taiwan, lanterns are released to sky at night of festival day. Though best celebration takes place in China and Taiwan, Portugal, Thailand, Brazil  and many other countries also celebrate this festival.