Happy Freedom and Democracy Day, Czech Republic!
The present Doodle recognizes the Czech Republic’s Freedom and Democracy Day, a public occasion celebrated to pay tribute to two courageous student protests separated by half a century of history.
On November 15, 1939, Czech students in Prague took a chance with their lives to lead a dissent against the German powers that had involved what was then Czechoslovakia.
After 50 years, on November 17, 1989, a tranquil student showing giving proper respect to those occasions started the start of the Velvet Revolution and the nation’s inevitable independence from Soviet rule.
The present Doodle portrays the Czech public flag, which was first planned in 1920 after the development of Czechoslovakia.
The colors red, white, and blue were picked to consolidate in any event one symbolic color from every one of the Czech, Slovak, and Ruthenian parts of the previous state. Upon the foundation of the Czech Republic in 1993, the growing nation held onto the design as a component of its new national identity.