Google celebrates 2017 December Global Festivities with cute penguin-parrot family Doodle
By FnF Correspondent | PUBLISHED: 25, Dec 2017, 12:56 pm IST | UPDATED: 27, Dec 2017, 12:24 pm IST
Wondering why your Google Search page has been taken over by a pair of cute penguins and a smiling parrot duo? No, this is not Google Doodle honouring the two respective species but celebrating what it calls the "December Global Festivities".
The celebrations began last week when Google Doodle released the first in its four-part December Global Festivities series. The doodle series tells the story of two "slippery-footed siblings" excited to spend the festive season with their "warm-weather relatives".
Last week on December 18, we saw the two penguins in their icy igloo busy packing as they looked set to begin a journey to warmed lands. With canned fish in tow, the two penguins set off to meet with parrot friends, arriving just in time for a merry Christmas dinner, an image from which forms today's Google Doodle.
The 'December Global Festivities' aren't over for our penguin and parrot friends. Google has promised two more doodles - one on December 31 and another on January 1 when the "avian crew rings in the new year".
Meanwhile, back home in India, Christmas started off with leaders greeting the nation on the festive day. President Ram Nath Kovind wished a "merry Christmas to all fellow citizens, especially our Christian brothers and sisters."
PM Narendra Modi, on the other hand, tweeted a signed card, saying, "Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas. We remember the noble teachings of Lord Christ."