GOOGLE IGNORES EASTER FOR 17TH YEAR IN A ROW, CELEBRATES all others
Every time a major Christian holiday rolls around, Google is criticized for its failure, willing or otherwise, to recognize it on the home page of their search engine. Easter 2017 was no different, with the Google Doodle going not to Jesus Christ (or even the Easter Bunny) .Google’s “Doodles” are meant “to celebrate holidays, anniversaries, and the lives of famous artists, pioneers, and scientists,” in the company’s own words, but sometimes the homepage graphic is criticized for ignoring Judeo-Christian holidays celebrated by billions across the globe.
This isn’t the first time Google has been criticized for ignoring a Judeo-Christian holiday nor the first time that Bing has scooped its search engine rival on a national holiday. Last year, Google didn’t change its homepage at all to reflect Christmas on December 25th, nor did it choose to celebrate July 4th (while Bing did).