Google Doodle Marks Morocco Independence Day!

Devdiscourse | Rabat | Updated: 18-11-2023 10:06 IST | Created: 18-11-2023 10:05 IST
Google Doodle Marks Morocco Independence Day!
Image Credit: Google Doodles
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In a splendid annual tribute, today’s Google Doodle commemorates Morocco Independence Day, a significant milestone in the nation's history. On this day in 1956, Morocco reclaimed its sovereignty, ending more than 40 years of colonial rule. The path to freedom was paved through peaceful negotiations and diplomatic efforts led by the visionary King Mohammad V.

As Moroccans celebrate Independence Day, the streets come alive with vibrant parades, solemn flag-raising ceremonies, melodious concerts, and dazzling firework displays. Embracing tradition, people don djellabas (decorated robes with pointed hoods) and kaftans (elegant, long-sleeved dresses), waving the red and green national flag — an image beautifully captured in today’s Doodle.

The festivities extend beyond visuals to the tantalizing flavors of Moroccan cuisine. National dishes such as couscous, tajine (braised chicken stew), and pastilla (savory chicken pie) take center stage, delighting the taste buds of revelers. For dessert, the indulgence is in fried cookies made with sesame and honey, known as chebakia. Throughout the country, the aromatic warmth of mint tea, symbolizing hospitality, is generously served.

Independence Day in Morocco is not just a commemoration; it's a sensory celebration that blends visual splendor, cultural traditions, and the rich tapestry of Moroccan flavors. As the nation revels in this joyous occasion, we extend our heartfelt wishes, saying, "Happy Independence Day, Morocco!"

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