The Lunar New Year is one of the most highly-awaited festivals of the year. It symbolizes a new start and an opportunity to leave behind the troubles and hardships from the previous year. As we all eagerly await for the incoming Year of the Rabbit, here are some exciting features on Google to get you in the mood and help you plan for the Lunar New Year:
A snapshot with this year’s zodiac animal
On your mobile device, when you search “Lunar New Year” or other related keywords, the results page will show you an adorable 3D model of a rabbit. Here's the fun part: you can take a photo with the rabbit in your actual surroundings - made possible through the power of augmented reality! This would be perfect for your Lunar New Year pics!
Throw a Puzzle Party using Google Arts & Culture!
Having activities and games that everyone can do together is a surefire way to enjoy and welcome the Year of the Rabbit. To celebrate the occasion, you can try the Puzzle Party: Lunar New Year Edition on Google Arts & Culture. Players can complete digital puzzles that feature Lunar New Year artworks made by a wide roster of talented Asian artists including Alan Ohashi, Emily B. Yang, Georgette Chen, Loe Lee and Ding Guanpeng. Best of all, family and friends can all participate as the game can be played by up to 50 people at once!
Prepare a fine feast for the Lunar New Year
No Lunar New Year celebration is complete without plates and plates of delicious food. During the season, you can search for the recipes of all the Lunar New Year favorites—such as pancit and lumpiang shanghai, just to name a few—on Google, so you can cook a fine festive feast for your friends and family.
Having delicious food not only brings people together; but it creates lasting memories as well. For this occasion, all you have to do is search for a dish related to the Lunar New Year and a number of recipes will instantly pop up as one of the first things you’ll see on the results page. This makes it a lot easier to go on your culinary adventure for the festivities.
Check out what people are interested in
Whether you’re curious about this year’s lucky zodiacs, countries that celebrate Lunar New Year, or simply how to say “Happy New Year” in Mandarin, aficionados of trends and data can keep up with the latest news and searches in the Lunar New Year Google Trends page. The page shows the most searched keywords and topics during the season, related topics, and articles—you’ll never miss out on what’s happening now as the Year of the Rabbit rolls in.
Revel in the fireworks display on Google Search
Preparations for the celebration are well underway. Now it’s time to let the fireworks fly! Search “Lunar New Year” on Google and the results page will show a fun and festive fireworks display, featuring rabbit-shaped sparkles. It’s definitely a great way to get in the spirit of Lunar New Year!