14 November 2020 02:33
In preparation for Diwali, the Indian festival of lights, Google Search has launched a new lamp-lighting easter egg. Diwali, a festival of lights traditionally celebrated by some Hindus, Sikhs, and Buddhists, uses lamps and fireworks to symbolize "victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance." Celebrants will often redecorate their homes with things like diyas (oil lamps) and rangolis (a colorful form of floor art) in preparation for the five-day festival. For Diwali 2020, Google has also redecorated the search results page when searching for "Diwali." You'll now see an animation featuring a lit diya with a sparkling sky behind it. On the card explaining Diwali, there's another sparkling diya that you can tap or click to activate a lamp-lighting easter egg. The screen will go dark at first, save for a single lit diya.
By dragging around that lamp, you can light the other diyas to gradually brighten the screen and finally cause a sparkling effect. All in all, a simple yet effective way of conveying the spirit of Diwali. If you're looking for another way to celebrate and brighten your day, Google Arts and Culture also has a special Diwali art coloring book, allowing you to put your own colorful twist on classic festival art. This is not the first time Google has helped celebrate Diwali, as last year the company's video calling app, Duo, launched new filters themed after the festival. More easter eggs: FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links.
Check out 9to5Google on YouTube for more news: Diwali is here and this year, the celebrations are going to be virtual for many families all across Diwali, also known as the festival of lights, is going to be celebrated on November 14 this year. The day is indeed special because it also happens to be Children's Day. Diwali came to be known as the festival of lights because people would light up their homes with diyas, lamps and artificial lighting to welcome Goddess Laxmi. This year, Diwali is however going to also be different because it is the first time when the festival will be celebrated mostly indoors. Since the world is just coming out of COVID-19 times, the celebrations are expected to be in smaller group and mostly, virtual. In fact, it is possible to make utmost advantage of the virtual Diwali and bring out the best by doing what the festival actually represents - bringing out the good. This year, it is possible to practice the same, thanks to the virtual celebrations.