Tunisia National Day 2020 – Today’s Doodle commemorates Tunisia’s National Day and marks 64 years since the country gained independence after almost a century of French rule.
With a record of visitation by Stone Age hunter-gatherer groups dating to around 200,000 years ago, Tunisia has a rich historical past. The ancient Phoenicians became the first settlers of the region in the 12th century B.C., and the coastal shores became the home to one of the most powerful cities of Mediterranean antiquity, Carthage.
Now in a suburb of the nation’s capital city of Tunis, the archaeological ruins of this ancient city were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979.
National Day is celebrated throughout the African country with fireworks, parades, and hoisting of the Tunisian flag. Depicted in today’s artwork, the nation’s flag features a star within a crescent moon on a white and red background.
Happy National Day, Tunisia!
You can find more about Tunisia National Day 2020 on the official Google Doodle Page