The present Doodle celebrates Kazakhstan’s Freedom Day. The Supreme Soviet (or supreme council) of Kazakhstan declared its independence from the Soviet Union on this date in 1991. Kazakhstan was the last Soviet republic to gain independence, and for a brief period of time, it served as a symbol for the entire Soviet Union.
Today, Kazakhstan is home to more than 130 ethnic groups. Kazakhstan was once home to nomadic tribes. Consequently, multicultural celebrations play a significant role in Independence Day celebrations.
The Kazakh flag is light blue and features a sun and eagle in the center that are gold. Along the flag’s hoist end, there is also a traditional Kazakh embellishment made of gold. The gold eagle and sun stand for freedom, while the blue background represents tranquility, well-being, and the sky under which nomadic people have lived.
Independence Day is celebrated on both the 16th and the 17th of December, although the official holiday is December 16th. The government honors Kazakhs who have made contributions to the country’s health, education, culture, and sports on Independence Day. As the sun ascends on this occasion, Kazakhs go to celebrations in the official castle and dress in conventional apparel like gold-weaved Shapans (long, velvet robes) and fur-lined external articles of clothing to safeguard the wearer from the colder time of year wind.
Conventional tents called Kurts offer safeguarded nearby rarities that mirror the roaming way of life for residents to appreciate. The dishes include tandyr nan, a Central Asian version of naan bread that is typically prepared in a tandyr oven, as well as Baursak, a fluffy fried Kazakh bread.
Happy Independence Day, Kazakhstan!
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