Google has celebrated the spring equinox, with a colourful, animated Doodle on its search page.

Users who land on the search engine’s homepage will see a black and white line drawing of a man holding a watering can.

The character then comes to life, and walks along the top of the search bar, pouring water as he goes. Sprouts shoot up from the white background, and grow into a row of colourful flowers which spell out ‘Google’. After sprinkling water on his head, the character takes his place as the letter ‘g’.


Also known as the vernal equinox, the 20 March is the first day of spring.

During an equinox, the Earth’s north and south poles are not tilted toward or away from the sun. This phenomena occurs twice a year: on 20 March and on 22 September.

English Heritage have confirmed that, weather permitting, Stonehenge will be open from the start of the equinox at 5:45am until 8:30am, to allow Druids and Pagans to gather and see the sun rise above the ancient stones, according the IB Times.

Druids and Pagans will celebrate the ancient Saxon goddess Eostre, who symbolises fertility and new beginnings.