The flag of
Peru was adopted on March 7, 1825.
Peruvian flag has three vertical stripes of equal
dimensions. Two red stripes border the central
white band. The red ones represent the
blood of the Incas and the patriotic heroes. The inner white
band, symbolize freedom, peace and
Legend has it that General José de San Martín,
Founder of the Freedom of Peru, while his
troops were resting, saw a flock of white and
red Parihuana flamingos.
Pointing to them he said "Do you see those
"They look like a flag" said
Thomas Cochrane (10th Earl of Dundonald
who served in the rebel navies of Chile,
Brazil and Greece). "They are
indeed a flag" said San
Martín "a flag that
flies for the freedom of this nation".
This was the inspiration for the colors of the
day of the Peruvian Flag is observed every
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