The present Doodle observes Slovakia’s Freedom and Democracy Day, a yearly occasion honoring two gallant understudy fights isolated by 50 years of history. On November 15, 1939, a great many understudies in the previous country of Czechoslovakia took a chance with their lives to fight the German powers that had involved the nation. A little more than 50 years after the fact, on November 17, 1989, a tranquil understudy exhibition honoring those occasions started the start of the Velvet Revolution and the nation’s inevitable independence from Soviet guideline.
The present Doodle portrays Slovakia’s public banner, which was set up in the blink of an eye before Czechoslovakia split into Slovakia and the Czech Republic in 1993. At the left of the banner sits Slovakia’s noteworthy ensign, whose plan can be followed back longer than a thousand years to the Byzantine Empire. The banner’s red, white, and blue components speak to the Pan-Slavic tones, first picked by the Pan-Slavic Congress of 1848.
Glad Freedom and Democracy Day, Slovakia!