New Year’s Eve 2021: Year-end with festive doodle

New Year’s Eve 2021

On New Year’s Eve 2021, Google unveiled a celebratory doodle to prepare for the next year, 2022, with lots of candies, confetti and jacklights. The doodle went live on Google’s homepage across multiple regions as soon as the clock struck 12 on Thursday to show December 31, the last day of the year.

The Google holiday doodle has got a giant candy, captioned “2021”, that looks ready to pop as soon as the clock strikes midnight on December 31 to welcome in the New Year 2022. The other letters of the word ‘Google’ were also seen to be colourfully decorated in the doodle with jacklights. In addition, there’s some extra new year’s confetti to add to the celebratory mood of the doodle.


‘That’s a wrap for 2021—Happy New Year’s Eve!’, read the message accompanying December 31st Google Doodle unveiled at the stroke of midnight on Friday. The animated Google Doodle features a candy popper which says 2021 on it. The letters of Google is also decorated with jacklights and party cap on top of the letter ‘G’.

Click here to check today’s Google Doodle

In the Gregorian calendar, New Year’s Eve, the last day of a year, falls on December 31. The day is celebrated the world over as New Year’s Eve. Billions of people around the world mark the evening with parties, celebrations and fireworks and wait for the clock to strike midnight. Often people take resolutions to give up on unhealthy lifestyle habits or undesirable traits. Some also take a resolve to accomplish a personal goal.

But, like last year, this year is also ending on a grim note. Amid concerns of the fast-spreading new Omicron variant of Coronavirus, states and union territories have tightened restrictions days ahead of New Year’s celebrations. Mumbai and Tamil Nadu administration have banned all celebrations in beaches and private places while Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant made Covid-19 negative report mandatory to attend parties or enter restaurants.

On Thursday, India recorded its first ‘Omicron death’ after the new variant was detected in the samples of a 52-year-old man, who recently died of a cardiac arrest in Pimpri, Maharashtra. Besides, the country has registered an alarming jump in the daily count of Covid-19 cases as infections rose by 27% in 24 hours. The case tally rose by 2.6 times in a period of three days as the country is fearing another wave.