Kenya Independence Day 2016: Google Doodle
Kenya Independence Day 2016: Google Doodle
Google Doodle is Celebrating Kenya Independence Day 2016 by posting a beautiful Google Logo on its homepage.

Kenya Independence Day, observed on December 12th, is one of the East African nation’s most momentous national holidays, commemorated with political speeches, feasts, marching bands, and Kenyan dancers dressed in brightly colored traditional costumes.
awaited freedom from British rule, and exactly one year later, was admitted into the Commonwealth
Kenyans have double reason to celebrate today. It was on this pivotal day in 1963 that the former colony won its long-as a republic. Fittingly, Independence Day is also known as Jamhuri Day—”Jamhuri” is Swahili for “Republic.”

With independence came a new flag for Kenya. Colored in black, red and green and bearing a Maasai warrior’s shield and spears, the flag is emblematic of its African people, their fight for freedom, and the country’s natural resources. The tricolor flag is also a touchstone for the Maasai people’s iconic beadwork bracelets, beloved by locals, and the inspiration for today’s Doodle—a nod to the significance of Jamhuri and Kenya’s distinctive cultural identity.

This Doodle's Reach Kenya country. December 12, 2016