Google doodle celebrates Pahela Baishakh

Kalerkantho Online   

14 April, 2018 15:32 PM

Google doodle celebrates Pahela Baishakh

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Search engine giant Google is celebrating Pahela Baishakh, the first day of the Bangla new year, by replacing its regular homepage graphic with a special doodle for the Bangladeshi surfers.

Google‘s new Doodle Saturday featured a parade of colourful banners in the shape of an elephant and Mangal Shobhajatra.

The calendar was originally commissioned by Mughal Emperor Akbar who introduced the calendar to facilitate tax collections in the spring—just after the harvest.

A Google Doodle is a special and temporary alteration of the logo on Google's homepages that commemorate holidays, events, achievements, and people. The doodle was introduced in 1998.

Google in its massage said, “Pahela Baishakh is a time to start fresh.”