Today’s Doodle depicts the Kazakhstan flag, which was officially adopted in 1992 when the Eurasian country became a sovereign state. Images of sun rays, a steppe eagle, and ornamental patterns of the nation are of golden color against a field of sky-blue, representing honesty, fidelity, and integrity.
Situated between Russia and Europe, Kazakhstan is one of the world’s most diverse nations with more than 130 different ethnic groups and 17 religious confessions. Today Kazakhstan celebrates the anniversary of achieving independence from the former Soviet Union in 1991. The entire Kazakh population has the day off from work and school, with festive concerts and cultural events taking place in cities like Almaty and Astana, and family gatherings and feasts all across this country.
Happy Independence Day, Kazakhstan!