Saturday, 19 January, 2019

Cute Google Doodle kicks off New Year's Eve celebrations

Google celebrates New Year’s Eve with a celebratory doodle Google Doodle prepares to welcome 2019 with partying pachyderms
Kayla Schwartz | 02 January, 2019, 09:14

Google is celebrating New Year's Eve with a festive and animated Doodle.

The Google doodle features two purple elephants using their trunks to prepare for their party with a clock ticking over their head to keep a tab on the countdown for 2019. The Google logo is also seen in the decorations. Talking about the doodle in its official post the company said, "A mammoth pile of balloons?"

The search giant has always published a whimsical Doodle for New Year's Eve, with 2018 keeping up that trend. The background wall has festoons and a clock about to strike midnight of December 31 to signify end of 2018. In the blog post detailing the doodle, Google says we will sing that song "Should old acquaintance be forgot" and quickly adds that Elephants never forget. More than 24 times in the world (since there are as many time zones spread across the globe) people count down to the moment of midnight to welcome the New Year's Day.

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Germany's DAX ended the year in a bear market, down 22 per cent from a high in January and 18 per cent from the start of the year. The Dow on December 26 staged a 1,086-point rally, its biggest point gain in history, as the volatility resumed.

The celebration around the world involves people gathering in the evening, where they eat, dance, drink and watch or light fireworks.

The world is all set to ring in the new year. Last year, the Google doodle for New Year's Eve consists of a family of birds, which included parrots and penguins.

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