Paraguay National Day 2020 – Today’s Doodle celebrates Paraguay’s National Day, which is known locally as Día de la Independencia Nacional. On this day in 1811, the land-locked country nicknamed “The Heart of South America” declared its independence.
The majority of Paraguay’s ethnic population is a combination of indigenous Guaraní ancestry and those of European, mostly Spanish, descent. This fusion of cultures is reflected in the traditional embroidered lacework introduced to Paraguay by the Spaniards, known as ñandutí (Guaraní for “spider web”), and among the linguistics of the Paraguayan populace, many of whom speak both Guaraní and Spanish.
In honor of the national holiday and its rich culture, the Paraguayan tricolor flag flies high across the nation. Depicted in the Doodle artwork, the flag of Paraguay is one of the world’s few national flags with different emblems on either side. In the center of one side is the Paraguayan coat of arms, and on the opposite, the treasury seal with the national motto: “Paz y justicia” (“Peace and Justice”).
¡Feliz día de la independencia nacional, Paraguay!
You can find more about Paraguay National Day 2020 on the official Google Doodle Page