Costa Rica Independence Day 2020 – Today’s Doodle celebrates Costa Rica’s Independence Day, also known in the country as Quince del Septiembre (“15th of September”). On this day in 1821, Costa Rica became one of five Central American nations to declare its autonomy from Spain with the adoption of the Act of Independence of Central America.
Illustrated in today’s Doodle artwork is the horizontally blue-white-and-red striped Costa Rican flag, which was officially adopted on November 27, 1906, and has undergone several revisions since—one in 1964 and the other in 1998. The white stripes on the nation’s flag signify happiness, wisdom, and peace, while the blue stripes represent the country’s clear skies. Costa Rica is a country world-renowned for its gracious hospitality and to pay homage to this welcoming reputation, the red stripe in the flag’s center symbolizes generosity and warmth.
¡Feliz Quince del Septiembre, Costa Rica!
You can find more about Costa Rica Independence Day 2020 on the official Google Doodle Page