Does Google Hate Easter?
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Does Google Hate Easter?

It's been 18 years since Google's last Easter-related doodle, and Christians are angry.

Does Google Hate Easter?
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Google has been known to bring significant graphics, called “Google Doodles” to their homepage during times of celebration. Famous figures’ birthdays, important anniversaries, religious holidays, etc. are all given new and unique graphics in place of the regular “Google” logo in light of the special day. Some holidays celebrated by Google are obscure, and most do not recognize the day’s celebration unless they have crossed the web path of Google that day. That being said, there are definitely a few holidays that Google is expected not to miss.

This year, Google failed to celebrate Easter for the 18th time in a row.

Interesting, that Google has not created a specific graphic for the Christian holiday. Other days during the year such as Christmas and Diwali are recognized, given a cute picture in place of the normal colorful Google logo.

The last time that Google celebrated Easter, it was 2000:

Since then, many figures and users of the search site have questioned them, asking why the company has ignored the special day. AJ, a community manager at Google, stated that “We enjoy celebrating holidays at Google but, as you may imagine, it can be difficult for us to choose which events to highlight on our site each year. Sometimes for a given date we feature a historical event or influential figure that we haven't yet highlighted in the past.”

While it is true that Google does shed light unique holidays each day and year, there are certainly consistencies within their doodles. Halloween, though not a religious holiday, has been featured as a Google Doodle every year since the doodle fad began.

That being said, many google users are upset by the notion:

Another could assume that Google might be trying to shed some light on Holidays that aren’t given as much attention in the media. That being said, there seemed to be nothing going on on the website during Easter.

Google has not made any more comments on the matter and many users are assuming that the matter will continue from the 18 year streak, to the 19th.

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