Greece National Day 2020 – On the 199th anniversary of the Eastern Mediterranean country declaring its independence, today’s Doodle celebrates Greece’s National Day.
After nearly 400 years as part of the Ottoman Empire, the push for independence ignited as the Greek flag was raised above the monastery of Agia Lavra by Bishop Germanos of Patras in 1821. The blue and white of the Greek flag, similar to the one depicted in the Doodle artwork, was a revolutionary symbol of the Greek War for Independence. Through the London Protocol in 1830, Greece became an independent state.
Happy Ikostí-pémpti Martíou, Greece!
You can find more about Greece National Day 2020 on the official Google Doodle Page