Google doodle celebrates the Djibouti Independence Day

Google doodle celebrates the Djibouti Independence Day

Today’s doodle celebrates Djibouti’s Independence Day. On this day in 1977, the East African country formally declared independence, bringing an end to nearly a century of French rule.

Many people flock to the capital, Djibouti City, to take part in festivities that include fireworks, fairs, and traditional music performances. The national army, led by colorful marching band create a parade to mark the national holiday, followed by speeches by government officials at the presidential palace. After the festivities, families can enjoy traditional dishes such as sukudakrais (Djiboutian lamb stew).

As seen in today’s doodle, the flag of Djibouti flies on houses and buildings. The tricolor has blue stripes representing sea and sky, green stripes representing prosperity, and white stripes representing peace. The triangle next to it represents equality, and the red star symbolizes independence.

Happy Independence Day, Djibouti

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