On the 199th anniversary of the Eastern Mediterranean country declaring its independence, today’s Google Doodle celebrates Greece’s National Day.
After nearly 400 years as part of the Ottoman Empire, the push for independence ignited as the Greek flag was raised above the monastery of Agia Lavra by Bishop Germanos of Patras in 1821.
The blue and white of the Greek flag, similar to the one depicted in the Doodle artwork, was a revolutionary symbol of the Greek War for Independence. Through the London Protocol in 1830, Greece became an independent state.
This is not the first time Google has celebrated March 25, Greek Independence Day. Check out the previous years doodle’s below: