December Global Festivities (Google Doodle)
The festive season is here and this pair of slippery-footed siblings are excited to spend time with their warm-weather relatives! Stay tuned over the next couple of weeks to see what kind of fun this feathery family has in store.
As every year, Google is showing a series of entertaining Google Doodles over Christmas. This year the fun begins on December 18th, almost a week before Christmas Eve. This year it is about Mr. and Mrs. Pinguin, who want to spend a warm Christmas holiday....
It's the first Doodle in a whole series. On the first day, Mr. and Mrs. Pinguin decide to escape the cold and go on holiday with their Uncle Tukan. They pack their bags and set off.
This story will be continued in the coming days. As you can see in the Doodle, it goes first until December 25th - and then the days New Year's Eve and New Year's Day follow. One can be curious what else is coming.What's next?
Here again the interactive Doodle as video:
Interestingly, it is apparently "just" about a holiday trip, not a certain holiday, for example Christmas. Apparently, Google wants to stay out of religion as a globally operating company. In the English-speaking world, it is therefore referred to as "December Global Festivities".
The doodle appears in most countries worldwide, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Indonesia, India, France, Italy, Greece, Great Britain, Canada und the United States of America.
Joyeuses fêtes - Καλές Γιορτές - Fiestas navideñas - Boas festas
Update: Part 2
2017, December 25th: The next part of the Doodle shows the Penguins celebrating together with the Toucans under decorated palms. The eat fish, banana, mela and bread. Very nice and inviting scenery...
Hopefully you have family and friends to celebrate together. following video shows the doodle:
Best wishes for all of you.
List of multinational festivals and holidays
Here some December Global Festivities (beginning with 18. of December):
- Pancha Ganapati: 21–25 December – modern five-day festival in honor of Lord Ganesha, celebrated by Hindus in USA.
- Hanukkah: usually falls anywhere between late November and early January.
- Christmas Eve: 24 December
- Christmas Day: 25 December – one of the most celebrated holidays around the world, increasingly celebrated by Christians and non-Christians alike.
- Anastasia of Sirmium feast day: 25 December
- Twelve Days of Christmas: 25 December–6 January
- Saint Stephen's Day: 26 December
- Saint John the Evangelist's Day: 27 December
- Holy Innocents' Day: 28 December
- Saint Sylvester's Day: 31 December
Why is this Doodle shown on this website?
Quite simply: this page has been relaunched, and of course it's good if some people know about it right from the start. The topic here will be "Good Vision".
At what age and with which visual acuity are varifocals useful or even necessary? For people with myopia (short-sightedness) a problem arises from a certain age: for long-distance vision they need long-distance glasses, but due to the onset of presbyopia they also need reading glasses. If you don't want to switch back and forth between two pairs of glasses, you can buy a pair of varifocals instead, with which you can see clearly and sharply at any viewing distance. But as the age-related vision system is slowly developing over many months and years, many people are asking themselves the question: when is the right time to buy these relatively expensive progressive glasses?