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Google celebrates Holi with coulourful sketch doodle depicting drum playing and dance
The internet search engine giant Google marks Holi of this year with a colourful sketch doodle, showing people celebrating the Indian festival of colours with dance, music, fun and cultural events.

The Holi doodle has been designed to show figures in bright colours throwing colours and dancing vigorously to the beats of a drum. The hand gestures of dancing figures have been shaped in the letters of the search engine's logo. In the background of the doodle, splashes of colours have been shown in the air and on the ground.

Google describes Holi as a Hindu spring festival, also known as festival of colours, celebrated in some northern states of the India. However, the festival has become popular in many countries.

In respect of the Holi doodle, Google explains, "Today's Guest Doodle by Amrita Marino depicts dhol players amongst a cloud of color. These traditional drummers move from house to house, adding a peppy, musical touch to the day's festivities. The four main powder colours carry with them a piece of symbolism. Red signifies love and fertility; yellow is the colour of turmeric, a natural remedy; blue represents the beloved Krishna; green symbolizes spring and new beginnings."

About the doodle, Google blog says, "Red, yellow, blue, and green are a few of our favorite colors all year round, but today we're putting them front and center for an extra special reason."

The doodle has been designed by Amrita Marino that depicts dhol players or traditional Indian peppy drummers amongst a cloud of color.

The search engine at its blog wishes the viewers, "It's time for Holi - the age-old festive ritual marking the end of winter, the coming of spring, and symbolically, the triumph of good over evil. Family and friends come together to feast, dance, and laugh together while dousing each other with colored powder and water. Whether you choose one favourite colour or many, here's wishing everyone a happy Holi!"

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