Google is celebrating the Persian (Iranian) New Year, by decorating its homepage with a colourful doodle.
Navroz is considered to be a Holy Day for the Zoroastrians. The Doodle on Google's homepage depicts flowers, caterpillars and bees buzzing around to symbolize the onset of spring.
The Doodle on Google's homepage is a bit different that what we've seen until now. Most Doodle's on Google's homepage showed the doodle's meaning and cause on hovering over it with your mouse.
This doodle is a static one, meaning, when you hover the mouse over the doodle it pops a message ‘Navroj Mubarak'.
Navroz marks the first day of spring or Equinox and the beginning of the year in the Persian calendar. Nowruz or Navroz, which originated in Persia, is celebrated by people from diverse ethnic communities all over the world.
The doodle also features a tab, which when clicked allows the user to share the same on Google+, Facebook and Twitter.
Strangely the Iranian New Year also coincides with Kannada New year called ‘Ugadi'. This day is according to this calendar year will also be celebrated by all Kannadigass around the world. The Indian state of Karnataka celebrates Ugadi with great pomp and glory. Parsis, Shia Muslims and Kashmiris also celebrate this day with great enthusiasm and frevour.