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Business News/ News / World/  Google Doodle celebrates Latvia Independence Day 2023
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Google Doodle celebrates Latvia Independence Day 2023

Google Doodle commemorated Latvia's Independence Day, marking the country's declaration of independence from German and Russian occupation in 1918.

Google Doodle celebrated Latvia's Independence Day.Premium
Google Doodle celebrated Latvia's Independence Day.

Google Doodle commemorated Latvia's Independence Day, also known as Latvijas Republikas proklamēšanas diena (Proclamation of the Republic of Latvia).

As per the description. this day, in 1918, marked Latvia's declaration of independence from German and Russian occupation.

Individuals throughout the nation dress warmly to endure the cold while attending public gatherings, such as parades and concerts.

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The most significant parade in Riga draws a large crowd, with thousands of spectators cheering for military personnel and marching bands as they proceed.

An aircraft flies above, releasing two trails of red smoke, mirroring the design of today's Doodle that resembles the waving crimson and white flag.

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Throughout the day, Latvians assemble at the Freedom Monument. Numerous individuals place flowers in tribute to those who fought for Latvia's independence, and later, crowds reconvene to listen to speeches by national representatives discussing Latvia's establishment, achievements, and prospects.

As night descends, expansive torchlight processions brightly illuminate the streets, serving as a poignant memorial to Latvia's struggle for freedom.

Meanwhile, Google Doodle also marked Oman's National Day and the liberation of the oldest independent state in the Arab world. In 1650, Oman successfully ousted Portuguese forces from the nation and its ports, putting an end to almost 150 years of colonization.

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Published: 18 Nov 2023, 06:22 AM IST
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