Google Doodle Celebrating Slovakia Freedom, Czechia Freedom And Democracy Day 2019 – Google is celebrating Slovakia Freedom & Democracy Day 2019 as well as Czechia Freedom & Democracy Day 2019 on November 17, 2019, with doodle artwork.
Google Doodle Celebrating Slovakia Freedom And Democracy Day 2019 | Google Doodle On Czechia Freedom And Democracy Day 2019:
Today’s Doodle celebrates Slovakia’s Freedom & Democracy Day — the anniversary in Slovakia’s struggle for liberty and government by the people.
Slovakia’s Freedom and Democracy Day is one of the Central European country’s public national holidays, November 17.
On 17 November 1989, thousands of university students lit candles and chanted “we have bare hands” in unarmed protest organised exactly 50 years after the 1939 demonstrations during World War II — when Nazi forces invaded and occupied Czechoslovakia in 1939, anti-Nazi protests erupted and a student was shot down by the Nazis on 28 October.
The protests was organised against Czechoslovakia’s repressive Soviet-backed government centered in Prague and in Bratislava, the modern capital of Slovakia
As result of a series of escalating protests triggered the nonviolent “Velvet Revolution,” the sitting Communist government of Czechoslovakia gave up power on 28 November, — which led to democratic reforms that allowed dissident playwright Václav Havel to be elected President of Czechoslovakia the following month.
The Czech Republic and Slovakia became separate states in 1993, Freedom & Democracy Day is still observed in both countries.
Today’s Doodle artwork symbolizes the occasion which is celebrated by street festivals, cultural events, candle-lighting ceremonies, and government officials paying respect to the sacrifices of student activists over the years.
Google Doodles Celebrating Czechia Freedom And Democracy Day 2019:
Google Doodles also celebrates Czechia’s Freedom & Democracy Day — one of the Czech Republic’s most important national holidays, with the same doodle artwork.