Independence Day is an official national holiday in Nigeria, celebrated on the first of October. It marks Nigeria's proclamation of independence from British rule on 1 October 1960. On this day in 1960, Africa’s largest and most populous country gained independence from the United Kingdom. This momentous occasion is celebrated each year across all of Nigeria’s 36 states, and today in this Doodle. The country’s green and white flag will be unfurled with great ceremony in the capital city of Abuja and those national colors—green representing the country’s wealth or natural beauty and white representing peace—will be on display in a plethora of parades featuring the [...]