The eighth day of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics 2018 coincides with the Lunar New Year, and the Google Doodle marks the day that way. The new moon peeks out over the Doodle Snow Games, as (the year of the) Dog gets its ski-lift game face on.
“Dog, who’s been pawsitively crushing it over the course of the games (some might say it’s as if it’s the year of the Dog!), scouts the fireworks. Talk about a treat to start your year off right,” Google blog reads.
For the one’s really missing the pun in the entire Doodle and the significance of dog in it, each Chinese year is represented by an animal in the Chinese zodiac, with 2018 being the year of the dog. Chinese New Year begins on the twenty third day of the twelfth month of the Chinese lunar calendar. Hence the dog!
This is the first time ever that South Korea is hosting the Winter Olympics, which started on February 9, and is scheduled to go on till February 25. The Olympics Winter Games will see more than 2,000 athletes representing 92 countries at 102 events across 15 sports like skiing, skating, luge, ski jumping, ice hockey, snowboarding among other games.
And to mark the winter olympics, Google is running Doodle Snow Games on its homepage, which it shares on each day of the game, and will until the last day.