Today if you are not living in Peru, or not specifically using the Google Peru search engine you may have missed the “Independencia del Perú” Google Doodle announcing the independence of Peru day Google Doodle. The Independencia del Perú have always been a very interesting part of history for me, and it is good to see that Google have chosen to celebrate the day.
The Peruvian War of Independence was a series of military conflicts beginning in 1811 that culminated in the proclamation of the independence of Peru by José de San Martín on July 28, 1821.
During the previous decade Peru had been a stronghold for royalists, who fought those in favor of independence in Upper Peru, Quito and Chile.
The wars of independence took place with the background of the 1780-1781 uprising by indigenous leader Túpac Amaru II and the earlier removal of Upper Peru and the Río de la Plata regions from the Viceroyalty of Peru.
Because of this the viceroy often had the support of the “Lima oligarchy,” who saw their elite interests threatened by popular rebellion and were opposed to the new commercial class in Buenos Aires.
Independencia del Perú Google Doodle
The Independencia del Perú Google Doodle is dressed in the colors of Peru and there is a bird flying with a ribbon, with the flag colors of Peru. The Cockade of Peru is unofficially part of the Peru National symbols and this is likely why Google have added the Cockade of Peru to the doodle.
If you are in Peru, celebrating Independencia del Perú happy celebrations!