31 January 2014

Chinese New Year 2014: Year of the Horse Featured on Google Homepage

Kung Hei Fat Choi ! Happy new year! Chinese New Year is said to be the most important celebration in the Chinese Calendar. This year 2014 marks the start of the Year of the Wooden Horse which featured with Google Doodle.

This celebration begins on January 31, 2014.

Google Doodle Chinese New Year 2014
Google Doodle Chinese New Year 2014

Google doodle features Chinese New Year 2014 which marks Year of the Wooden Horse on Google homepage.

Google homepage shows a smiling girl with brown hair and shoe, with orange jacket moving backwards and forwards on a wooden rocking horse.

Wooden Rocking Horse represents "G".

Next is the two Chinese lanterns which represent "OO". 

Then a boy holding two lanterns and tinsels.

The boy represents "G".

Tinsels represent "Le".

If you combined those letters, it will come up with "GOOGLE".

History of Year of Animals

In the Ancient Times, Buddha asked all animals to meet him on Chinese New Year. Twelve animals came and Buddha named each one. People born in each animal's year have similar few personalities.

Chinese Festival

People celebrate Chinese New Year wear red clothes, and give children "Lucky Money" in the red envelopes. Chinese New Year also is a time of Family Reunion.

Sources: Google | Infoplease.com

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