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Liberia Observes Flag Day

Flag Day in Liberia is a public holiday.

Liberia Flag Day: August 24

Flag Day is a public holiday in Liberia.

A flag is not only the marker of a country, but its color and designs allow one to know about the past history and future of the country. Liberians come together on August 24 every year to celebrate Flag Day. It is a national holiday declared in Liberia to observe the making and the symbolic meaning of the Liberian national flag.

History of Flag Day in Liberia

On October 24, 1915, the president of the Republic of Liberia signed into law an act passed into law by the National Legislature, which announced that August 24 would be made a public holiday, offering the people of Liberia a chance to realize the national flag as a symbol of pride, fidelity, and dignity.

The flag offered for use was a bit altered from the previous flag. The number of stripes was decreased to 11, and a single white star was added. Some people go so far as to call the flag the Lone Star.

The blue field in the flag represents the continent of Africa while the white star on the blue field represents the freedom finally given to the slaves of the country. The 11 stripes signify the eleven signatories that brought Liberia independence and the framework of the constitution. The six red stripes show valor and the five white stripes represent purity.

Liberia’s Flag Day Traditions, Customs and Activities

Flag Day is a national holiday for Liberians. On this day, the Liberians come together to remember their country’s history and the flag that it represents. Parades are customary with children taking to the street carrying miniature flags in their hands.

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