It’s officially Diwali and joining the virtual celebrations is Google with a special Easter egg. Google’s Diwali Easter egg is available on Search, and it can be activated with the search terms like Diwali, Diwali festival and Diwali India.
To check out the Easter egg, you’ll have to type Diwali in Google Search. On the right side of the Search result page in the information box about Diwali, you’ll see a diya. Tap on the diya to unlock more diyas spread around the page. You can then take this diya and light the other diyas to brighten up the entire page. Diwali symbolises victory of light over darkness so this Easter egg nicely sums up the meaning of the festival.
Google has also decorated the top part of the Search result page with diyas. It has also launched a dedicated Google Arts & Culture page for Diwali. Here’s you’ll find articles about the history of Diwali, its significance and meaning, and how Indians celebrate the festival. It also has a video of Amish Tripathi, author and Director of the Nehru Centre with Neil MacGregor, Art historian, broadcaster on why Diwali is special this year.
The page is filled with pictures of decorations, traditions, and food related to Diwali. You can also find pictures of Diwali celebrations, and the festivities around it. There’s also a gallery of different rangoli designs, and lamp traditions. It also features the history of Diwali from the Ramayana, and the significance of Hindu goddess Lakshmi.
That’s not all. There’s a Diwali AR experience through which you can light virtual diyas, and burst crackers as well.