Uruguay Independence Day 2019 – Today’s Doodle depicts the flag of Uruguay, the South American nation that declared its independence from Brazil on this day in 1825.
The blue, white, and yellow flag was designed by Joaquin Suárez, a leader in Uruguay’s struggle for independence, and was officially adopted in 1830. The nine stripes represent the original nine departments of the Uruguayan Republic. El sol de mayo (the Sun of May), the national emblem of both Uruguay and neighboring Argentina, appears in the flag’s upper left corner.
Independence Day celebrations center around Montevideo, Uruguay’s capital city, particularly at the Plaza Independencia, which is located in the historic Ciudad Vieja district. A flag-raising ceremony marks the occasion, followed by tributes to national heroes and a grand parade. Many citizens take this day off from work and school to spend time with family and friends, enjoying concerts and fireworks, or strolling La Rambla, the world’s longest continuous sidewalk, which runs along Montevideo’s scenic beachfront overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.¡Feliz dia de la Independencia, Uruguay!
You can find more about Uruguay Independence Day 2019 on the official Google Doodle Page