Google Celebrates Nigeria 61st Independence with Doodles

Google Celebrates Nigeria @61 with Doodles

Google Celebrates Nigeria @61 with Doodles

Google Celebrates Nigeria @61 with Doodles

Happy 61st Independence Day to Nigeria.

 

Today’s Doodle celebrates Nigeria’s Independence Day, which is observing its 61st anniversary this year! On this day in 1960, Africa’s most populous nation declared its independence from British colonial rule. The momentous occasion signified the sovereignty and unity of Nigeria’s 36 states and was marked with fireworks, dancing, and a state banquet. Over the years, Independence Day has been an opportunity for Nigerians to showcase their rich and varied culture, from suya (spicy meat skewer) and jollof rice (one-pot tomato rice) to juju music and afrobeats.

The artwork in today’s Doodle is a nod to Nigeria’s coat of arms— specifically the eagle which represents strength. The primary colors of the Doodle are the same as Nigeria’s national colors: green signifying the country’s agricultural wealth and white a marker for unity and peace.

Happy Independence Day, Nigeria!

Today’s Doodle celebrates Nigeria’s Independence Day, which is observing its 60th anniversary this year! On this day in 1960, Africa’s most populous nation declared its independence from British colonial rule. The momentous occasion signified the sovereignty and unity of Nigeria’s 36 states and was marked with fireworks, dancing, and a state banquet. Over the years, Independence Day has been an opportunity for Nigerians to showcase their rich and varied culture, from suya (spicy meat skewer) and jollof rice (one-pot tomato rice) to juju music and afrobeats.

The artwork in today’s Doodle is a nod to Nigeria’s coat of arms— specifically the eagle which represents strength. The primary colors of the Doodle are the same as Nigeria’s national colors: green signifying the country’s agricultural wealth and white a marker for unity and peace.

Happy Independence Day, Nigeria!

The Nigeria Independence Day is an official national holiday in Nigeria, celebrated on the first of every October. It marks Nigeria’s proclamation of independence from British rule on 1 October 1960.

In 1914, the Southern Nigeria Protectorate was combined with the Northern Nigeria Protectorate to create the Colony and Protectorate of Nigeria, which has the borders of modern-day Nigeria. By the late 1950s, the call for independence of territories in Africa and the decline of the British Empire led to the country being granted independence on 1 October 1960 as the Federation of Nigeria. Three years later, the constitution was amended and the country was declared the Federal Republic of Nigeria with Nnamdi Azikiwe, previously Governor-General, as the first President.

Google Celebrates Nigeria @61 with Doodles

 

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