Google, as every year , used to surprise its users with unique doodles to celebrate special events and this year it has revealed a playful Doodle on its homepage to celebrate the lunar Year of the Goat.
We can see Traditional lanterns hang from stylised trees and a goat charges and sets off a series of fireworks light up the sky with google and end the show with a smile.
In china, hundreds of millions of Chinese people travel home to spend the holiday with their families, people also prepares to celebrate Lunar New Year which begins in 19 February as a public holiday in many places with ethnic Chinese populations such as Taiwan, Singapore and Malaysia.
According to a stampede at New Year event in January which left 36 people dead, Chinese government declares that Celebrations in Shanghai, and in many other Chinese cities will be toned down this year. Hong Kong leader CY Leung delivers a message to citizens urging them to “be like sheep”.
In this special occasion, the China Central Academy of Fine Arts organized an amazing fireworks to start a number of celebratory events in NYC which include a Chinese New Year concert with Yo Yo Ma and the New York Philharmonic at Lincoln Center.
According to chinese traditions, To celebrate the lunar New Year, red envelopes, known as hong bao in China and ang pao in Indonesia, are filled with money and given as gifts to symbolise good luck, but in Singapore, families celebrate New Year with a tradition known as lo hei, which means ‘tossing up good fortune’ in Cantonese. At the start of family reunion dinners before New Year, raw fish, symbolising the abundance of wealth and long life, is tossed into a salad.