The present Doodle observes Nicaragua’s Independence Day. On this date in 1821, the nation alongside present-day Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras–proclaimed self-sufficiency from Spain with the appropriation of the Act of Independence of Central America. The five nations proceeded to frame the Federal Republic of Central America, and following Nicaragua’s withdrawal from the league the country increased total sway in 1838.
The present Doodle portrays Nicaragua’s blue-and-white-striped banner, at the focal point of which sits the nation’s exceptionally emblematic ensign. The red Phrygian top speaks to Nicaragua’s well deserved freedom, and the rainbow above it connotes the country’s sparkling future. Beneath lie five volcanoes—unmistakable land staples of the locale—which speaks to the five countries of the Federal Republic of Central America.
¡Feliz Día de Independencia, Nicaragua!