Google Doodle recognises "Greece's independence from the Ottoman Empire after 400 years of occupation"

Google Doodle March 21 2022

Today's Google Doodle commemorated the anniversary of the 1821 Greek War of Independence, during which the nation began its struggle for liberation against four centuries of Ottoman rule.

Google Doodle is a special, temporary alteration of the logo on Google's homepages intended to commemorate holidays, events, achievements, and notable historical figures of particular countries.

"Today's Doodle recognises Greece's independence from the Ottoman Empire after 400 years of occupation," the Doodle wrote.

"Greece National Day celebrates the hoisting of Greece’s blue and white flag into the sky as a declaration of its independence Greece commemorates the holiday with flag-day parades, speeches, and visits to memorial services.

"These festivities draw thousands of spectators who later enjoy traditional dishes like bakaliaros (fried cod) accompanied by a garlic and potato puree, called skordalia.

"This important day in history marks the hard-won battle and observes Greece’s continued freedom for over 200 years.

"Ζήτω η 25η Μαρτίου!"

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