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Google Doodle Celebrates Pohela Boishakh

Google Doodle Celebrates Pohela Boishakh

Internet search engine giant Google is celebrating Pohela Boishakh, the first day of the Bangla new year, by replacing its regular home page graphic with a special doodle. Google’s new Doodle Saturday (Apr 14) featured a parade of colorful banners in the shape of an elephant and Mangal Shobhajatra.

According to history, Bangla calendar was originally commissioned by Mughal Emperor Akbar who introduced the calendar to facilitate tax collections in the spring-just after the harvest.

Google Doodle is a special, temporary alteration of the logo on Google’s homepage that is intended to celebrate holidays, events, achievements and people.

The doodle was introduced in 1998.