Serbia National Day 2020 – Today’s Doodle commemorates Serbia’s National Day, also known as Statehood Day. It marks the 106th anniversary of the First Serbian Uprising, which led to the adoption of the modern Serbian Constitution on this day in 1835.
National Day is celebrated with memorial services, speeches by national dignitaries, and the proud display of the Serbian flag. The tricolor flag, depicted in the Doodle artwork, was established in 1882 and features the Serbian royal coat of arms that bears a shield overlaid on a double-headed eagle. The shield has a “C” (Cyrillic “S”) in each corner, which is widely interpreted as the country’s solidarity and the phrase “Samo sloga Srbina spašava,” roughly translating to: “Only unity will save the Serbs.”
In observance of the two-day holiday festivities, families get together to honor their national heritage, perhaps to enjoy traditional Serbian foods such as sarma (stuffed cabbage rolls) or yummy burek (baked dough pastry).
Happy dan državnosti Srbije! (Happy Serbian National Day!)
You can find more about Serbia National Day 2020 on the official Google Doodle Page